Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It is raining but we keep working!


Rains are common in Kenozero area - every evening we get summer showers and beautiful rainbows. This weather may be attractive for visiting photographers, but local people need to store hay for long winter. They are not impressed with dramatic weather. They cock hay in regular stacks in dry weather, and when it's rainy, they make "zarods" - that are long and narrow stocks that are very well ventilated so hay finishes drying in them. Zarod's are ricked even during white nights to finish before rain. Damp hay sometimes mix with salt - locals say that cows find it tasty.

Teding the hay.

This is zarod - a stack for wet weather.

And these are regular stacks near Glazovo chapel - they were made in sunny weather.

Originally posted by at Дождь идет, а мы скирдуем:).