Blast from the past – hay bale art
Celebrating our 25th anniversary, Country shares our favorite photos from the past.
Hay bale faces
Pat Krier of Eagle, Idaho, spotted this fun group in Wyoming.
Hay bale bride and groom
"When my youngest sister decided to hold her wedding reception at our parents' farm, we placed these decorations at the roadside," says Teresa Wyant of Orion, Illinois.
This spooky spider was spotted in Dunster, British Columbia. Photo by Lillian Chesser.
Hay bale caterpillar
Jerry Posepshil of Sioux City, Iowa, spotted this whimsical critter just east of Wayne, Nebraska.
Out of this world
These hay-liens from outer space were spotted near Helena, Georgia, by Harriet Mullett.
Hay bale buddies
These friendly creations were made by John and Leona Flemmer of Golden Valley, North Dakota. Photo by Malvin Miller.
Hay bale hog
This Razorback decorates Billy Dan Cole's place in Alma, Arkansas.
"They grow them strong in Canada," quips Debbie Johanesen of Missoula, Montana. "We pulled over when we spotted this statue in Alberta."
Over the years our readers have shown us some pretty creative things to do with hay bales. Take a drive along country lanes at harvest time and you’ll see this grassroots art movement popping up everywhere.