Friday, 3 August 2018

Hay time with Dalesman magazine

Its not often I open Yorkshire's most popular magazine to find photographs 
of my husband haymaking.



In August's edition of the Dalesman magazine there is a photographic account of 
the haytime afternoon we held last year.  Local children, who helped me create 
an illustrated walk leaflet for young visitors to the dale, came to find out how hay used to be made before mechanisation and to have a go themselves.


Proffessional photographer, Stephen Garnett
came to record the event for the Yorkshire Dales
National Park Authority.

It is fascinating to look back and recall how different hay time this year has been compared to 2017.

This year we had all our hay made and stored by 2nd July.
Last year we struggled to get two dry days together and
we made very little hay.  At one point I didn't think the children's haymaking event would happen but it did - 
on the last day of the school holidays 
Friday 1st September!