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Stacks of fun for farmer

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Found on Flickr. Taken by Hobart photographer Andrew Skeggs who says “I am happy to live in a world where people do this kind of thing.”

And regular contributor Peter Daalder managed to get a photograph before the flags disappeared.

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The background:

An enterprising Northern Midlands farmer has built a giant grass castle out of hay bales.

Philip Osborne builds a hay bale structure each year at fairfield near Epping forest on the Midlands Highway.
 
Last year Mr Osborne, in his fifties, made a straw version of the ancient Stonehenge, called Hayhenge which proved popular with passing motorists.

The farmer uses a loader to put each 300kg bale in place based on a sketch made by his wife Louise.

‘I do it for my own amusement,’ Mr Osborne said.

‘Farmers are miserable sods but we do have a lighter side.’

(Via The Mercury)

Here’s his version of Stonehenge which kept Midlands Highway motorists amused last year.

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Photograph: Maria Fletcher

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Peter Daalder 02.26.08 at 11:50 am

Andrew got there, after someone nicked the flags. Hay Castle disappeared, soon after…

Editor’s note: Many thanks Peter, it looks good.

caz 10.08.09 at 2:33 am

Hey , My friend from USA sent me the pic of Stonehenge its great…As i work at the real stonehenge in England.I bet it was good fun to make.How many people helped to put it up, doest any one know

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