Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 9, 2019

Fort Bridger hay baler
What is this? As someone who did not grow up on a farm, if I hadn't seen the sign, I wouldn't have known that it was a hay baler.

I have to admit that I never thought much about how hay was baled, but seeing this tool in one of the barns at Fort Bridger made me wonder (1) how much work was involved in putting the hay into the baler and (2) what happened to the bale once it was formed. I found some of the answers here.

One thing I can tell you: I'm glad I wasn't the person harvesting and then baling hay. Sitting in front of a computer screen is much easier!

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