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Hay bale creativity

Brophy’s Dairy Farm in Daniel’s Harbour got creative with their annual hay-baling duties recently.
Brophy’s Dairy Farm in Daniel’s Harbour got creative with their annual hay-baling duties recently.

The making of hay is a ritual that takes place a couple times a year at Brophy’s Dairy Farm, in Daniel’s Harbour.

So this year Dana Pittman and Paula Brophy decided to get creative with the massive bales used to feed the nearly 400 cows during the winter months.
After seeing a picture of a similar project that someone had done elsewhere in the province, the two Googled the options and created a giant Jack-O-Lantern for the farm.
Using their imagination they painted their own the plastic wrapped bale and placed painted junks of wood on the top for the stem.
And the response for their first attempt has been a good one Pittman said.
“The kids really seemed to like it and it certainly caught the attention of a lot of people,” she said.
“This is a substantial business in the area, and there are people who drive by who aren’t quite sure what’s happening here, so it’s nice for the farm to get some recognition, and hopefully it put a smile on the faces of the people who drove by it.”
And it could become a seasonal thing as well, as Brophy pointed out there’s already talks of putting together a Christmas display.

So this year Dana Pittman and Paula Brophy decided to get creative with the massive bales used to feed the nearly 400 cows during the winter months.
After seeing a picture of a similar project that someone had done elsewhere in the province, the two Googled the options and created a giant Jack-O-Lantern for the farm.
Using their imagination they painted their own the plastic wrapped bale and placed painted junks of wood on the top for the stem.
And the response for their first attempt has been a good one Pittman said.
“The kids really seemed to like it and it certainly caught the attention of a lot of people,” she said.
“This is a substantial business in the area, and there are people who drive by who aren’t quite sure what’s happening here, so it’s nice for the farm to get some recognition, and hopefully it put a smile on the faces of the people who drove by it.”
And it could become a seasonal thing as well, as Brophy pointed out there’s already talks of putting together a Christmas display.

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