Villages like Lopik, Hekendorp and Ammerstol, but also other parts of South Holland and Utrecht know the story of the Bloedende Wind (translation: Bleeding Wind). The story tells of a stubborn farmer who decided to go haymaking in the middle of a storm. His servant had warned him not to go out, as the dried gras would surely be blown off his pitchfork. It appeared his servant was right. In a rage, the furious farmer stabbed at the wind, when suddenly blood trinkled down one of the prongs. It appeared he had accidentally killed the witch who was causing the storm.