Late June in Lanark County and the First Cutting of the Hay

By  late June each year, the hay was tall enough for the first cut of the season.  When early summer is upon us, I’m reminded of the sweet, green scents of the fresh cut hay lying in the fields.  By this time in June, the delicate pale shades of spring had come into their full summer hues. The hot sun warmed our bones, and the long, hazy days were rich with humidity. The heat bugs, crickets, and bullfrogs sang their songs back in the lowlands, behind the old house.  Days were always busy this time of year, and local farmers hauled their wagons, and chugged up and down the Third Line, like a great hay parade passing by. Now that summer is officially here, it’s nice to remember the sights, smells and sounds of the farm country, and how the longest days of the year seemed to go on forever…

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