Is Phillip Dutton's barn. Cannot remember his "country of origin", but that must have something to do with it. Wonder how many ends he can get his boot?
(I could get a few square bales in the "trunk" of my Jetta. I miss that car...).
Regional terminology is interesting. Pats and slices - from northeast US?
I'm from NE US and have lived in Michigan, Virginia, Georgia and now Washington state and have never heard a flake of hay called anything but a flake.
Reading the terms pats and slices I had no idea what that meant, I could guess. And I've still never heard someone say that out loud have only seen it on BB's. Even books describe a section of hay as a flake.
Hubby and I both grew up within 15 miles of one another. I refer to "flakes" of hay and he refers to "slices". Of course, he was a born farmer, and I became the farmer's wife...so he is right and I had to concede defeat on this one. I still cannot bring myself to say "slice" (makes me think of limes and oranges).
Slice of pie? Cake? Pat of butter? or I've seen people write pad of hay - lily?
I grew up on a farm, dairy cattle, and various other critters in PA, it is and always has been a flake of hay to me. We also grew hay. We baled small squares and before my time it wasn't baled at all, it was loose, put up in the hay mow, then dropped down to the cows below. The barn is a Pennsylvania bank barn that my grandfather built in the early 20's.
In AU, some say 'biscuits' of hay. Then they call cookies biscuits, too, so it's REAL confusing. And they thought I talked funny. And if they feed horses in the late afternoon they call it 'tea', although they really don't feed horses tea.
Rhyadawn, no kidding!! I cannot imagine the purchase price or the upkeep!
CHT - but if the flakes are 5lb of alfalfa, that's 12-ish lb of hay for the day, potentially in addition to being turned out all night. So "flakes" is meaningless. Maybe it is grain, don't know, hence the question
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I didn't see the picture, but could "end" be an abbreviation or acronym for something and not have anything to do with hay? Perhaps a brand of feed? I agree with CHT, if you copied the amounts correctly that isn't very much hay if we're talking regular PA bales.