Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 7th October, 2020)
Love this scene - it's timeless.
This is straw, probably wheat straw, that is being baled and will most likely be used as bedding for cattle. Straw is the dried stems of cereal crops leftover after the the grain has been removed. Hay is grass that has been dried after cutting and is used as cattle feed.
Bales wrapped in black plastic are silage (grass cut but not dried before baling) Bales in white plastic are haylage (grass cut and partially dried before baling). Both silage and haylage are used as a winter livestock food.
Hugh - thanks for your comment. I've learnt something. Always wondered what the white wrap signified.
I have seen bales wrapped in Pink Red Yellow Blue whats in them?
PeterP.... I think only the person wrapping them will know. Straw bales in the field behind me a few weeks ago were wrapped in black.
Maybe whatever colour is available at the time. Sometimes not wrapped at all.
Irene..I just want to say thank you very much for your card.x
Have just been to buy straw bales this morning for bedding for our pet sheep (very pampered) and was told by the farmer that there'll be a shortage this year. Another headache for the farming community. Extremes of weather is having its effect on every aspect of our lives.
A beautiful rustic photograph David - thank you.
I don't know about Red, Yellow or Blue wrappings, but Pink wrapping was first used by a farmer in Culcheth to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Pale green or green and white wrapping is an intermediate between the Black for silage and the White wrappings.
The colour and significance of hay bale wrappings ! What a wonderful topic of conversation to hold while propping up a bar . This is why I miss the pub so much . Just fantastic . Hugh , you've made my day . And a fine picture too David .
Yes you can get them any colored now, there some here for the Derian house charity , Rainbow Colored
Thank you David, lovey photo. Also good information in comments.
Thinking of you, Maureen. Hope you're okay. xxxxx
Beautiful scene,well done.