Hay Rake II    by Gary L   Suddath

A hay rake drawn by horse came onto the scene in the 1800’s. This made the process of collecting hay much more efficient. The horse drawn rake could collect about 8 times a much as someone raking by hand. This lead to more hay gathered to feed the stock and more time to do other chores, before winter set in….Also pictured is a split-rail fence.


  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaalmost 7 years ago

    You really capture a piece of American History. Excellent work.

  • cdwork
    cdworkalmost 7 years ago

    This is wonderful Gary – the old machinery and I love those split rail fences

  • JKStanford
    JKStanfordalmost 7 years ago

    Nice shot, Gary. Looks better in color. More ’rust’ic (sorry, couldn’t resist).

  • David Lampkins
    David Lampkinsalmost 7 years ago

    Doh! JK, you didn’t say it…. lol
    Gary, my dad has one of these around his farmette (junkyard) in Wisconsin. He’s from the Bluff City area of Tennessee. He loves this old stuff. I’ll send him a link to this pic.

  • helene
    helenealmost 7 years ago

    Great shot Gary

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmeralmost 7 years ago

    Nice shot Gary – looks good in the sepia as well. =)

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyalmost 7 years ago

    Great shot Gary, and as always, we benefit from your extensive knowledge of the subject which makes the photo so much more meaningful.

  • aila
    ailaalmost 7 years ago

    Nice shot!Lovely atmosphere here.Like the backyard of my mother-in-law.

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusalmost 7 years ago

    Beautifuly captured piece of history Gary; awesome shot!

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyalmost 7 years ago

    This does look old and I like the capture.

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