Roy Collins on Hay
We were dealing with handfuls of hay, just put into like a heap or to put two rows … and then what came along was a rake affair used to be just pulled or pushed by the tractor. These lines all in together.
You’d go along and push that line into the hay, you’d come back to the other one and push line into there and you used to go along the line with a wagon then, pull it along with a horse and just throwing it on the wagon.
That’s all it was doing but of course all the hard work was pushing the stuff all into circulation in lines so that people can pick them up.
Now that was a hard job ‘cos you were being pushed together and that hay was really heavy ‘cos they all rolled into one you see? And then you had to have muscles to pick it up (laughs). Yeah, it was hard.