Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and ninety-nine of that project.

This quilt block shows a blue background with six round bales of hay in the bottom center. The bales of hay are actually round, and we are looking at them from the side. Each bale is a green piece of fabric with a bright yellow leaf-like stitched spiral coming out from the center quite dramatically. They are placed in a pyramid pile with three rolls at the bottom.

This year we had some of our mountain grass hay baled into large three-foot round bales for the first time.

They weigh 150 lbs each. Each one replaces 15 of the smaller bales that we have always fed in the past.

We’re going to attach forks to our tractor bucket so that we can lift the bales and feed them to the cows.

It should save some time and labor for winter feeding.