Blast from the past – hay bale art

Celebrating our 25th anniversary, Country shares our favorite photos from the past.

Pat Krier of Eagle, Idaho, spotted this fun group in Wyoming.

Hay bale faces

Pat Krier of Eagle, Idaho, spotted this fun group in Wyoming.

"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.

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.

Creepy creature

This spooky spider was spotted in Dunster, British Columbia. Photo by Lillian Chesser.

Jerry Posepshil of Sioux City, Iowa, spotted this whimsical critter just east of Wayne, Nebraska.

Hay bale caterpillar

Jerry Posepshil of Sioux City, Iowa, spotted this whimsical critter just east of Wayne, Nebraska.

These hay-liens from outer space were spotted near Helena, Georgia, by Harriet Mullett.

Out of this world

These hay-liens from outer space were spotted near Helena, Georgia, by Harriet Mullett.

These friendly creations were made by John and Leona Flemmer of Golden Valley, North Dakota. Photo by Malvin Miller.

Hay bale buddies

These friendly creations were made by John and Leona Flemmer of Golden Valley, North Dakota. Photo by Malvin Miller.

This Razorback decorates Billy Dan Cole's place in Alma, Arkansas.

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."

Muscle man

"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.

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