The thicker the hay; the easier mowed.
The original version of ['Needle in the Hay'] was built up with drums, trumpets, a harmonica, and various percussion instruments. In the end Elliott decided to tear back down the arrangement and go for the more starkly acoustic version that we know today. In a tribute to the original version, I added new instrumental sections that produce a mournful and heavy quality that depicts the sad nature of what must have been Elliott 's life and inner mind. The music is pretty but underneath there is a grave solemnity. It is the best tribute to Elliott that I can pay.
A forage test will tell you how good the hay is and how much you can afford to pay for it.
Ah, that I were free again! Free as when I rode that day, Where the barefoot maiden raked the hay.
I always tell people if you have any doubts, put the hay in garbage bag take it to the state lab and have a toxicologist look at it, ... They can tell you if the hay is contaminated. You don't have to be a vet to take a sample in.