We have received an exceptional amount of rain that has dramatically altered practices within farming. We really could do with a nice dry patch at the moment.

Ravenseye Gallery - The Photography of Chris Gilbert

….while the sun shines. And what a challenge that has been for the farmers this year. Day after day of deluge, although the recent increase in temperatures has given a timely boost to growth. Traditionally haylage is left in the fields for a couple of days to dry out a bit before baling and storage. It makes the grass lighter and it stores longer. I’ve got a couple of shots for you here taken about 12 months apart and from roughly the same place. I conceived the first shot when I made the second (if that makes sense) but timing and bad weather interfered last year so had to leave the haymaking shot til this year. Even so I was nearly undone by the weather again and only just made the shot in time as the grass was gathered in the following morning !

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