Loading hay in small bales was hard enough, let alone chucking the stooks up (is that what they were called?) I do remember my Dad telling me that he used to do that..
Anyway it's now past Frauline Fridee, maybe it's Star Saturdee?
These I may have posted before, but i can't remember! Getting old...
Have a good weekend you blokes.
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Stook is what's built in the paddock when you stack a few or sheaths together
It is left to cure and these days is used to make chaff for horse feed
Years ago the whole wheat, barley, oats and what ever else went thru the binder and was tird into sheaths
And before that it was all cut with a sickle by hand the sickle had frame on the back to collect the crop for some other joker to tie into sheaths
Then another group of workers would gather the sheath and buld stooks were it might sit for a week or more before been carted into to build a stack
Any way there is a very good reason we were all skinny once
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
My sister sitting on dad's 1418 in around 1980. He left the family business (JWG Harvey) in 1975 and went to work at International Harvester on the tractor assembly line. Hated working inside so decided to go to Trans West as a subbie. He was tossing up whether to buy a 1966 Preston cab Atkinson from his brother or this Benz from Merko Motors in Geelong. It had been ordered and painted in Trans West colors and then cancelled. He made the right decision. This must have been one of the last ever sold.
1975 Atkinson, 180HP 6LXB Gardner, RTO910, 34000lb Rockwell on camelback
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