Haybale Art - When farmers get bored, fun hay bale sculptures result!

This month's notes: December 2016: Apples are still  available, but already picked.  In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy  directions

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When farmers with extra hay bales get bored, watch out! Funny and risqué farm art results.  We've all seen the standard hay bale maze (below), but scroll down this page for some funny, elaborate and impressive haybale displays!

I wish I knew where these cam from so I could credit the creators!  If you have a photo like this to share, email it to me!

Hayabale maze Hay bale rocket

Hay bale windmillHay bale stonehenge

Hay bale ferris wheel

Hay bale fortHay bale fort 2

 

Hay bale dinosaurHay bale couple

Hay bale coupleHay bale people

Hay bale pigHay bale foxHay bale rabbitHay bale spider

Hay bale pumpkinsHay bale pumpkinsHay bale pumpkinsHay bale working

Hay bale bird

 

Haybale art - teddy bear

 

 



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