Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hay bales, Bonnieux bike path, west

In my youth I spent a summer on a working ranch in Kirby, Montana. The hardest work we did was bucking bales of alfalfa onto a sled and then stacking those same bales at the end of the field. They were quite heavy (75 lbs./34 kg is what the foreman said) and it was very hot. I rejoiced for ranch hands and farm workers everywhere when the huge round baling system came in. Imagine my horror when I saw these. On second glance I realized the they were far too big to be thrown and stacked by hand labor. Whew.

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