09 April 2015
Making hay while the sun shines
I love videos showing people who are really REALLY good at their work (remember the man in Bangladesh carrying bricks on his head?, or the man in India throwing dough?).
This girl is really good. I think the family probably used a hay rake to get the hay into windrows*, but rather than process it with a baler, she and the guy are hauling the loose hay, probably to a barn. I like the way she gets the curve of the tines angled up just enough so that they don't catch on the ground while she pushes. And if he's good, he's not only evening the load, but placing the forkfuls so that they can be unloaded more easily.
I do so love to see people work the land. And the woods and waters. It's what people have evolved to do. Not push pencils. And blog...
*Addendum. Perhaps not a hay rake. This family has also posted a video showing the proper use of a scythe.