|What kid doesn't want to ride on a haywagon?|
|Especially when they get to sit up high.|
|This machine picks the haybale off the ground...|
|and coveys it up and onto the wagon. Much easier than lifting them off the field like we did when I was a kid.|
|The metal track on the front guides it in.|
So, if you live near a farm, drop by some time and ask if they need help bringing in hay. You never know...if they're like my dad, they'll welcome your help and you and your kids will get a great education in the process.
(Tip for those who have horses or other domestic animals that need hay: if you buy the hay "off the field," meaning you load your truck or wagon by picking it up off the field, you pay a lower price. My dad loves this arrangement because he doesn't have to handle the haybales. Buyers like it because they save money).
Maybe the farmer will even let your kids climb up to the top of the haybales in the barn.
How about where you live? Have you seen farmers bringing in hay? I'm interested to know what's happening in other parts of the country/world. When I was in Morocco in the month of July, I saw a truck loaded with hay bales just like the ones we make here.