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  1. Mary Dise

    Those are not hay bales–they are shocks of some kind of grain–oats, wheat– which are bundles of grain that were made by a grain binder which is a piece of machinery that cuts the grain and ties it into bundles before dropping to the ground and then put together by hand to dry before separating the grain from the straw by a threshing machine. I grew up on a farm in southern MN and that is how it was done many years ago! Lots of hard work.

    1. Kevin

      Oops, thanks, I will change that!


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