Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The South Ridge Hay Field

Sold              8 by 10 inches,                Acrylic on acid free illustration board
As a young man in the 1970's I remember many hot summer afternoons spent "putting up" hay.
At that time hay bales were small and several people were needed to take the hay from field to barn.  One person drove the tractor to which the baler was attached.  Two other people would ride the wagon behind the baler to pull the bales from the baler and stack the hay on the wagon. Usually two or three people would stay in the barn and unload the hay onto the barn loft.
Today the large bales pictured in this painting are usually handled by one person driving a tractor and other farm equipment..

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