Balkan Reflections

This blog has been set up to assist in communicating with friends and family while we are in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Location: Ontario, Canada

Striving to a better day.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

When I was a child, I remember asking someone how a boy could be under a haystack. I was told he wasn’t really UNDER the haystack, but close beside it at the bottom.

Well, I think now that that may not have been an accurate answer.

One of the first things I noticed as we drove through the countryside here was the ‘construction’ of haystacks. The final product is a cone-like pile with a stick projecting from the top.
“Where is the boy who looks after the sheep? He’s under the haystack, fast asleep!”

The hay is piled over a tall triangular sort of frame. The bottom row on the frame is up off of the ground.

It would actually be possible for a small child to push aside the hay at the bottom and climb UNDER the haystack! And given how hay generates heat if it isn’t completely dry, it would be a very cozy place to be!


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