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  1. sandy bridges

    what is the first and aecond cut 0f hay called? Rowan?

  2. Peter Lockwood

    I worked for an old Yankee farmer in southern New England for many years and he (and others) referred to second cutting of hay as rowan. (Since then I have also seen it spelled rowen.). I always wondered about that term and where it came from. Just last week I was talking to my son who married a woman from Finland and he said ruohon in Finnish means grass (meaning a green grass). Maybe there is a connection there….

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