Monday, July 9, 2012

Bundle of 21/Our World

 Bundle of 21 bales

Most of the hay bales I see in farmer's fields around East Gwillimbury are round, but some are square (Yes, really cylindrical and rectangular). What you see in the photo above is not one bale but 21 bales ready to be hauled away by truck.

Small bale leaving baler to enter Bale Baron

No, farmers did not hand stack these bales with pitchforks, then tie them together with string. A Bale Baron did it.

Bundle of 21 bales leaving the Bale Baron

This was the first time I had ever seen a Bale Baron work...and I was fascinated.

Dropping the bundle


Many bundles being trucked away

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

35 comments:

Kate said...

I just recent saw a truck very similar to the one in your bottom photo. It appears to be very efficient, yet hot and heavy work.

Buttons said...

I have never seen this either. That is awesome. Great shots of a very cool machine. B

Kathy said...

Modern farm equipment is truly amazing!

Lowell said...

I wish the folks I baled hay for when a kid had one of those things. Pretty cool, for sure.

Small City Scenes said...

Pretty cool. That will feed a lot of cows. On the ranch where my daughter lives they get their in huge bundles like that. MB

Sandra said...

you are so right, it is really fascinating, i have seen all kinds of bales but not like this, and that machine is amazing.

Birdman said...

Hey, hey, HAY! It's that time of summer.

see you there! said...

Imagine doing all that bailing work by hand.

Darla

Halcyon said...

A great series. It's pretty amazing how the hay gets turned into those perfectly formed bales. :)

PS: We did not get the rain on Saturday. Just a few drops. :( And now my computer is acting up, so I can't post photos.

TexWisGirl said...

that's really cool! don't see many square bales here in texas and have never seen a bale baron!

aka Penelope said...

All I can say is some chores are better done by machinery and gathering hay would certainly be one of those! Pictures can, indeed, be misleading … the top photo looked like a single bale of hay to me until I scrolled further down. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow, this is neat. I've never seen a Bale Baron. We only have round bales here.

LONDONLULU said...

We're seeing hay dotting our countryside now, but nothing like that machine! Very cool captures!

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
We only have round bales here, covered in white or black plastic.

RedPat said...

I've never seen this before either!

Malyss said...

When I was young I worked on a farm every summer. Seeing your pics make the feelings and scents come back to my mind!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I find it fascinating as well.

Leora said...

I imagine in the 19th century all that was done by hand. The wonder of a great machine!

Gary said...

Amazing how mechanized it is now!! Boom and Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jill said...

I just spotted some square bales around here the other day. Don't see them too often anymore.

Renae said...

That is amazing stuff. Thanks for providing the images as exact and educational as they were. I don't much think how it's done (not first in my mind) but I am so grateful for hard working farmers that make my life easier. (hug)

Sylvia K said...

I've never seen anything like this and I spent lots of time on a farm years ago! Ah, progress is everywhere! That Bale Baron is way cool!! Terrific shots for the day, EG!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Paul in Powell River said...

I'd have stood there and taken pictures too! Great to see in pictures also.

eileeninmd said...

Neat post, the farm equipment is amazing. I have seen similar pieces of machines on the fields. It was a great idea to take photos for your post. Thanks for sharing, have a great day.

Rohrerbot said...

I've always wondered how they did that! They are fantastic pieces of art with the camera:)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful post with absolutely excellent photo shots ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

George said...

I've never seen a Bale Baron before. That's quite a piece of equipment. Thanks for the neat pictures and information.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

I can't even begin to imagine doing that by hand nowadays - machinary at it's best! Lovely series of photos - thank you.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hay has sure taken a lot of technology turns over the years. Thanks to you I am can drop a few names about the new hay tech.

Randy said...

Those are amazing machines.

Stephanie said...

I have seen square bales of hay, I believe on tv shows. You go to interesting places to capture some amazing shots.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting work they are doing there.Great photo article!
Léia

llandudnopictures said...

Great series. However, NOT a place for a person who suffers from Hay Fever to visit!

Linda said...

Farmers of 50 years ago would have given anything for such machines.

Farida of In Love With Sunflower said...

This machine has made every farmer's life easier. Thanks to the evolving technology and how much the load is, the job simply gets done :D

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