Friday, October 15, 2010

We have wales!

You can't refer to these hay lines as furrows since they're not dug into the ground.  They're more like the raised ridges on corduroy fabric aka "wales".  So phase 1 of the 2nd crop is complete! 

Louise happily munches on a bone and helps show off our field of wales...

7 comments:

Joe said...

Around here we call them windrows after we rake them up. Have no idea why but that's what they've been call since I can remember.

texwisgirl said...

Thanks, Joe. Hadn't remembered that word in a long, long time. According to the webinary:

wind·row   /ˈwɪndˌroʊ, ˈwɪn-/ Show Spelled
[wind-roh, win-]
–noun
1. a row or line of hay raked together to dry before being raked into heaps.
2. any similar row, as of sheaves of grain, made for the purpose of drying.
3. a row of dry leaves, dust, etc., swept together by the wind.
–verb (used with object)
4. to arrange in a windrow.

So I'm guessing a windrow is Phase 2!

Farmchick said...

My dogs love to lay out and soak up the sun.

Liesl said...

We also call them windrows in RSA! My dogs likes to soak up the sun even when it's roaring hot!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your dog is such a cutie! Have a wonderful weekend. xxx

Nancy@el vigilante said...

Boy, what an imagination you have! Lovely photo -- I'm going to go out and try to spot some whales on my property! :)

texwisgirl said...

Thanks for the chuckle, Nancy!

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