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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our First Attempt At Making Hay by Hand At Verdant Farm

Here are some photos of our first time making hay by hand at our farm. It seems to have turned out good and better then any hay we have purchased.
Honing the scythe blade with a whetstone
spreading the hay out to dry
Since I cut the grass in the orchard we had to rake the hay out from under the trees into the sunlight to dry.
The hay rakes are homemade out of wood
Gathering up the dry hay and bringing it to the hay cock building site
Stacking the hay on a rack
Putting on the finale layer
A finished hay cock. There is a opening on both ends that allows air circulation to further dry the hay.
Me and my brother with the only tools necessary to make hay.


Anonymous said...

Yea! Oh this is wonderful... Let's do it again!
You deserve a glass of homemade ice cold lemonade.

Jennifer said...

Wow! That was very intersting to read! That's for posting it!

The Road Less Traveled said...

Great Job!!

I was wondering...I noticed that you and your family do most chores bare footed, is there a reason for this or y'all just like being bare foot free? :-D


David said...

Actually I have not "historically" been a barefoot individual but have started to go barefoot more often this year. My sisters pride them selves in how tough there feet are but they do not always have tough feet you will know what I am talking if you have read Hannah's blog. I feel that when God designed the foot he did not intend for it to be shoved into modern footwear. I am a tanner and have made traditional footwear and when I wear them my feet feel healthier then when I have them in work boots which I still wear to protect my feet when working with machinery such as the tractor. I also have noticed that my feet are not achey at the end of the day.

The Road Less Traveled said...

Thank you for answering my question, I too agree with you, in that believe when Yahweh created our feet they were not to be imprisoned in some of the shoes we put them in. I can see were having tough feet could actually be an asset...