Haying the Hard Way

Haying the hard way — possibly the Carlson family
Haying the hard way — possibly the Carlson family

We were getting low on hay and I just ran down to King Feed and pick up 10 bales of alfalfa. That wasn’t an option just a handful  in the early 1900s when farmers cut the hay, dried and stacked and hoped that it would last the winter. If not, you were in trouble, faced with decisions like whether or not to sell animals.

For info on putting in hay the old school way, click HERE.

Photo courtesy of Laurie Anderson Osborn.

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