Thursday, 27 September 2007

Even the fields are blue



Straw bales aren't what they used to be, though I do love the colour.

6 comments:

paola said...

That all looks very environmentally unfriendly. Though I'm glad they chose that colour too.

cally said...

Very true, and a lot of it gets blown off in high winds and goes everywhere. SO wasteful, though it's much thinner than the black stuff they used to use. But still, I'd rather they didn't use plastic at all. Many don't so I'm not sure what the deal is with the ones that do.

cruststation said...

So interesting, they look like marshmallows.

Kirsty Hall said...

The bales are wrapped like this because the farmers are making silage to feed their cattle in winter. To ferment the grass properly it needs to be stored anaerobically.

The pale blue is nicer than the usual black plastic they use, it reminds me of ice.

O L G A said...

Dear Cally,

This summer when I was out walking I saw strawbales in this color for the first time (am used to seeing them white) ...and the colour made me think of creative Cally in Scotland.

cally said...

Kirsty, you clever woman, i've often wondered about that.
They must really pong when they are finally opened. My eyes were streaming last weekend from an incredibly strong silage-like whiff from nearby fields, a bit like having smelling salts under your nose!

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