mb - Farm-Art in the Hills

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Comments (8)

Ryan Calhoun on August 28, 2007

Very pretty, May. The farmhouse and barn hiding in the trees really complete the picture.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on August 30, 2007

Yes, Ryan, i like it as well. Doesn't it prickle in your fingers to push them down the hill? ;-) May

Ryan Calhoun on August 30, 2007

May, I've never tried to push a bale of hay down a hill. See, around here farmers don't put the hay bales on hills for precisely that reason...years back a bunch of people kept pushing the hay down the hill and making a big mess... No, just kidding! Really, the way it works is the farmland is all flat, and all the hills are covered by trees. The farmers don't use the hills because they've never been cleared off, and people don't build houses in the flat places because those are all farms!

Actually these hay bales, with their racing slicks on so nice, would probably be a pleasure to push down the hill. You can see that none of my hay bales have this wrapping.

Maybe it would be fun to ride the bale down the hill by running backwards on top of it.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on August 30, 2007

:-))) Racing slicks, that sounds good, Ryan. Hay bales in formula 1, racing down the slopes and we using them as sledges. Fine! But please, not backwards! :-(

Ryan Calhoun on September 1, 2007

May, I should tell you that the Champ cars use slicks, but Formula 1 always races on ribbed tires. If we roll these down the hill, we will either have to run backward while facing forward, or run forward while facing backward! Otherwise, you'll slide off and be squashed as the whole bale rolls over you. I propose that the Hay Bale Racing Circuit implement a mandatory helmet rule. And I think the fans should stay back at least a bale's length from the course.

Cheers, Ryan

Margrit M. Berger (S… on September 2, 2007

I am totally ignorant about racing cars. But tell the Swiss tourist board about your idea. Maybe they adapt it to offer a new sports discipline to adventurous guests. :-) May

Vicki Atkins on November 25, 2007

LOL You two are hilarious! What a great way to brighten my day.. just had to explain to my kids about racing slicks on hay bales... they think I am nuts, but I thought it was pretty good!

Margrit M. Berger (S… on November 25, 2007


Thank you, Vicky! I am sure, your kids like the idea, once they see a Swiss hale bale race. :)) Would be fun in our hills, in case we don't get any snow.


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  • Uploaded on August 28, 2007
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