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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 3rd July, 2014)


Hay making in Haigh.

Photo: David  (Canon PowerShot SX240 HS)
Views: 3,277

Comment by: Ken R on 3rd July 2014 at 00:11

Mmmmm I can smell it from here, and that's along way away.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 3rd July 2014 at 03:03

Lovely, absolutely lovely.... a classic English country scene. If that tractor had only been an old John Deere model it would be perfect.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd July 2014 at 05:03

David its a pity the farmer hadnt wrapped the hay bales in that shiny plastic because I think they come out on a photo better when they are wrapped.

Comment by: christine bishop on 3rd July 2014 at 08:43

blow the black plastic ,this is a more natural pic

Comment by: Maureen on 3rd July 2014 at 11:13 a beautiful picture like this..has he no idea,or does he just seek's one of the loveliest Summer scenes you could ask for..David you have a brilliant eye.

Comment by: Ellen on 3rd July 2014 at 14:17

Mick;are you for real??! Or are you extracting the Michael?
...I'm with you Maureen.

Comment by: linma on 3rd July 2014 at 14:51

That brought back some happy memories. When my son was a young lad (he's 31 now) we used to sit in the field of our next door neighbours who were farmers, take a picnic lunch, and watch them harvesting. I can still smell that hay. Beautiful summers day, sun shining, birds singing, what a pleasure.

Comment by: Peter on 3rd July 2014 at 14:51

Stupid comment mick
Don't take him on ladies, he's always trying to provoke a reaction
Excellent picture david of the good old wigan countryside

Comment by: mac on 3rd July 2014 at 14:58

Lovely English scene, well done David.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd July 2014 at 15:14

I just thought when they are wrapped in black plastic they make a nice contrast from the yellow hay,
Ive also seem them wrapped in a pale blue plastic that Im not so keen on.

Comment by: tommy on 3rd July 2014 at 18:26

beautiful where in haigh
is it ?

Comment by: alan lad on 3rd July 2014 at 18:42

Could watch them for hours making hay .and a belting photo .

Comment by: David on 3rd July 2014 at 19:42

Thanks all. The photo was taken near Pendlebury Lane on the School Lane side of the canal.
I was chatting to the gaffer. He and his team had been very busy, early morning starts then working on into darkness to get the jobs finished. There were two tractors working the field, one doing the baling and the other stacking the bales on to the trailer ready to be moved then wrapped.

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 3rd July 2014 at 21:45

Beautiful picture David...remember it well living across fro Ernie Ashton's farm in Pepper Lane....all those year ago...thank you for the memories.....cheers!!!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 4th July 2014 at 14:41

Lovely lovely picture/

Comment by: Dave on 4th July 2014 at 15:47

Mick you do come out with some queer remarks the picture is far better as is.

Comment by: Ken R on 5th July 2014 at 00:14

You gadda make hay while the sun shines.

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