I realized after that this picture may be misleading - these aren't the old small square bales that farm teenagers threw onto the hay wagon! These are the large rectangular bales about 8 feet long, 3 feet high, and 3 feet wide. I've only seen them around southern Ontario over the past decade or so, but they're getting more common, at least for wheat straw.
And of course there was some manure spreading going on. Many farmers in more prosperous farming areas (not in the valley) have switched to liquid manure systems. It looked like a good day to be doing it, when it will get absorbed before it gets a chance to run off. Hope you enjoyed the break from dull dark December!
Another Christmas lunch today with friends in Owen Sound, followed by shopping errands. I think we're ready for Christmas now. But my walking suffered for the second day in a row, with only a 30-minute morning walk with Roxie completed. We drove home from Owen Sound in the rain, and listened to it on the roof til well after dark.