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We last left the hay making adventure with a full wagon, heading for home. The farmer and his crew went back for another load, returning to the barn only after they had filled all of the wagons.

 

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One of the wagons was pulled into the barn and the youngest member of the crew climbed onto the pile of hay to set the claw.

 

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When he was ready, Charlie set the horses in motion. They were harnessed to a rope that pulled the claw into the air, raising the hay high into the loft.

 

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Once in the loft, Joe and Jimmy used their pitch forks to move the hay into place.

 

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What is fascinating is how fast the hay moves once the horses take up the slack. I thought you might like to see a video of the motion. Sorry about rotating the camera 90 degrees, it just fit the scene better. Enjoy.

 

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