Haying Time

Haying Time; paper, walnut ink, sumi ink, watercolor, barbed wire, old barn wood; 31″ x 62″; 2009; © Meg Thompson. Available- $900.
Haying time is a cultural event in the West revolving around environmental conditions, specifically moisture levels. Run off water from the mountains often is the lifeblood of the hay. But once it is cut, everyone works together long hours to get the hay off the ground before it rains, which could cause it to rot. Inevitably machinery breaks down under the long hours and it is a common sight to see the tool box out. It is framed in old barn wood and barbed wire.

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