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Ahh fresh mowed hay

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We drove over to meet with Lyle and Kelly for the upcoming Lekey Ranch Days. The last weekend in June their hosting Chuck Wagon Racing, Ranch rodeo events, The Chasing Hooters Race for Breast Cancer Awareness. There's vendors and The John Miner Band. website is

Anyway...on the way I couldn't help but notice all the hay fields that were mowed. Like most country folks, I love the smell of fresh mowed hay. Maybe it let's you know you're closer to nature. It also stirs strong memories.

Take's you back to an open field full of new square bales. Each bale needing a new home. A home safe from sunlight and bad weather where it can stay safe and green until needed. At the break of dawn, you pull on your gloves and begin stacking those lovely bales onto a flatbed. The flatbed makes it's way to a barn, where you again, stack each one. By the end of the day, you're soaked to the bone with your own sweat and completely exhausted. For each bale you handle, twice, you're rewarded with a few cents! 

So just why is it that I love the smell of fresh mowed hay?

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