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can we get it right Straw bales are what you mean.
Hay bales are from baled grass
Straw bales are the golden yellow bales from the straw of wheat, barley & oats.
..............you can even get silage bales (usually they are round and wrapped in black plastic!), which are made of grass which has not been dried!
I think it would be a bit pedantic to differentiate between them though................after all, a bale is a bale!
(De jŠ vue - have we had this conversation before!)
For the sake of the subject we could just call them Bales Quote:
I think it would be a bit pedantic to differentiate between them though.
For farmers it's very important you would not want to feed cattle on straw.
I have not a single hay/straw/silage bale photo in my collection and am unlikely to find any today either. Will a couple of me, and my sister, amongst the bales do instead
What a poser!
Yep - but you can blame yoof for that - the pics were taken over 20 years ago - and I really did ride neds - the joddies weren't just for show
Ah Yoof, such a distant memory.
.....I bet all the bales you see on this thread are "straw" rather than "hay
Hay making was the best time of teh year back home - when I was around 16-23 I used to work on every farm in I could, throwing bales for fun - by the end of each summer I'd have thrown tousands of bales and was as strong as an ox!
This sedentary "sitting on your arse in front of a PC" way of life has done me no favours - a good 5 stone heavier now than I was back then
And unless I could go back complete with the knowledge I have now then I'd sooner stay where I am! I think that make sense.
I dare say I could find pics of myself pratting about amongst both straw and hay but I don't think that's quite what the powers that be want.
Happily I'm still the same size I was in the photos - I try not to sit on my arse for too long......
Spot the ones done after lunch. Taken in France a few days ago. Unfortunately I couldn't go back to make the most of this location & the driver didn't want to stop for more than a few seconds so they were taken from the car.
An image taken from SUNDERBAN...
My humble effort: From the road side atop of Bury Hill, Arundel.
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