[Homestead] Aging lists and listmates?!
genegerue at ruralize.com
Thu Dec 21 11:16:59 EST 2006
> A barn desigened for hay storage will have a block and tackle to
> raise the
> bales to where they can be swung into the loft easily.
Our big Wisconsin barn had the system wherein loose hay is grabbed
with large tongs, pulled up to a track by horse power, thence down
the track to preferred position, when a rope is jerked and the hay
falls. My job was to then spread the hay into position in such a
manner that it could later be most easily pulled loose and sent down
into the feeding area. Nasty, dusty, itchy work. Not sure if my lungs
are yet cleared. I preferred working for our neighbor. He had one of
those new-fangled baling machines.
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