AS WE traveled south toward Demopolis, AL, on U.S. Hwy 43 — surprisingly known as the Demopolis Highway — we had to slow down and do a double-take. On the right for several hundred yards there stands a field growing crops of . . . characters, trains, planes, boats, and automobiles . . . made of scrap metal and bales of hay, and any rusted piece of junk that catches the artist’s vivid imagination.
Rollin’ on the River — of Hay
It’s Jim Bird’s Hay Bale Art and Tin Man display in Forkland, AL. Some of the sculptures look fairly new, others weathered to the point that Mike and I had to guess what the object was. That was fun, too.
According to “Rural Southwest Alabama”, Bird’s Farm began in 1993, the result of a hay baler that went haywire, spitting out…
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