Dan is mowing hay today...the start of a busy season on the farm, for sure. It really doesn't look like hard work to me. What could be easier than driving around in an air-conditioned tractor, sitting in a cushioned air-ride seat and listening to the radio?
Not so long ago, mowing hay was not so easy. The old fellow who farmed these same fields before us, mowed hay on an International Harvester No. 9 mower, pulled by a team of horses. The hitch was later adapted to be pulled by a tractor. This old machine now sets in one of the flower borders here, where it is admired and discussed almost daily. As for me, I just like the looks of it surrounded by small boulders, grasses and flowers.