Making Hay while the Sun (briefly) Shines

We sneaked in a  bit of hay making in the last little patch of good weather. The hay, cut on Wednesday morning, was racked last night to protect it from the showers that arrived over night.

I didn’t get any photos, but have come across this interesting film from 1942, shot I believe in Switzerland. I only understand a little of the commentary but the film is clearly demonstrating various techniques for racking hay (and grains), on quite a scale too!

Phil and I are particularly interested in the section where they are using hay “fences” (from 3.53), something we have been wondering about trying since seeing them in the Faroe Isles and hearing stories of their use in the Western Isles of Scotland.