It turns out there’s more than way to skin a cat. And by skin a cat, we mean load hay. (I can feel my hives coming up just thinking about it.) We all have a pretty good sense of how it’s done now, and in fact most of us have probably had to load a loft or two and have the biceps to show for it. But what did it look like in the past, and how will it look in the future? The internets know, OF COURSE.
First, we have a reenactment of how hay came in 100 years ago: the feed was either hand-thrashed or mechanically cut with rudimentary machines, raked and stacked, and then painstakingly loaded one stack at a time and driven in by the eaters themselves. Exhibit A:
"Bringing in the Hay" @ Muckross Traditional Farms Killarney — Re-enacting the farming years of 1920's Ireland.
Posted by Videos of Irish Farming Life on Thursday, July 27, 2017
But what about in the future? Apparently we won’t have to do anything at all, and I think that’s a sacrifice my biceps and embarrassingly nerdy allergies are willing to make.
Unloading hay the 'easy way'…Credit: Janet Williamsen
Posted by Farmers Guardian on Friday, July 14, 2017
Of course, there will always be recreational hay moving: Impromptu seating, wagon rides, and of course, massive, death-defying slip and slides.
Who fancies one of these on their farm?!Credit: Damien Walters
Posted by Farmers Guardian on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Get your hay on, and go jumping!
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