I guess when I talk of "pipes" I just assume (my bad) that people know what I'm talking about. Dawn from over at Colours of Dawn commented that she didn't know what pipes were so here's a quick post on them.
Pipes are what keeps the fields green and the hay growing. Everyday starting in April and going through until September/Octoberish, rain or shine, the pipes have to be moved. When you finish with one field you grab the hay wagon, load up and start over, or more than likely move to another field.
Grandma & Dorothy on the Graveyard Field, and yes there really are dead people buried here. In this picture Grandma is the "liner upper," that's usually my job but I came walking up a tad late. Grandma will tell Dorothy to move forward or back so as to keep in line with a marker placed at the end of the field, more on that later.
The Barn Field at last... it was the last field we had to deal with that day and you can see the swinger pipe attached. Ahh there's nothing like bending down to crank open the valve and the smell of fresh manure to finish off the job...