|John Booth posted|
small on the Eastern Colorado plains
A motel we stayed in had a big picture of a barn over one of the beds. Note it has a ridge extension and big mow door.
When balers were developed, they reinforced the floor of the mow and stacked bales in the mow to the roof. If you look at the original overall view of the green barn, you will see that the big mow door as been replaced by an eve window and some little mow doors were added along the sides. They would move an elevator from one mow door to another to fill the various parts of the mow.
|Rand Swenson posted|
Saved this unit. It was in excellent condition with very little wear. It was hiding in a barn built in 1877 in northern Ohio. What year is something like this from?Richard Vandecreek Not exactly sure but those were made pretty late into the 40's or 50's
Neil Sutton Look good in our draft horse museum if u r interested
Darrin Critchet I actually sold it to an Amish farmer who tore it down and greased it and got it ready to go back to work.
|Jay Lane posted|
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I took a couple of other pictures trying to get a good view without trees in the way. But the best view was as we left because the ropes and pulleys used to raise the hay were visible against the sky. (satellite)
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When I saw this barn...
...I pulled into the driveway to get a view clear of the power pole. Unfortunately, there was a shack in the way. But my wife likes to see those kinds of hand pumps.
And I was discovered the type of horse-drawn rake that was used to help gather up the hay.
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It appears that the barn still has the big mow door that hinges downward.
|Screenshot from Jeff Klingenfus' posting|
[The comments made the correction that it is a hay loader instead of a straw spreader.]
I've seen Amish because I have driven through north central Indiana. I have never seen an overweight Amish. They work hard. They don't set in an air conditioned cab pushing joy stick controls.