Monday, July 4, 2011

Haying with Horses

Drilling oats and alfalfa 3 abreast.
Drilling oats and alfalfa 4 abreast.
Mowing grass hay.
Mowing grass hay.
Mowing grass hay.
Mowing grass hay.
Using the dump rake to rake the mowed hay into wind rows.
Using the dump rake to rake the mowing hay into wind rows.
Buck rake gathering up wind rowed hay and bring hay out of the field to be stacked loose.
Rear view of the buck rake.

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7 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Great shots! I envy you, having a horse mower that works and a buck rake. Do you stack it with a beaver slide stacker or an over shot or roll it up with ropes? Is the britchen over the horses hips made from old baler belts?

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  2. We are working on building a beaverslide to stack it but right now we are just using a farm hand on the loader of the tractor. The britchen on our harnesses are yankee britchens. They were originally designed for the steep country. Your horses can hold the loads back better with the weight pressing down from the top instead of the box britchen pushing from behind.

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  3. I understand the Yankee breeching, but are they made out of old baler belts? That is what they look like in the pictures.

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  4. I don't think they are.

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  5. Beautiful!! I always enjoy your photos Emily!

    ~Melissa Fowler

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  6. Beautiful Photography! -Envious in Asheville NC

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  7. Take me back to the 1940s as a kid in Wyoming

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