Visits back to my home town always lead me
and the forty years of work
I was part of after leaving school.
The present owners raise cattle and so
It was run down when we purchased the land.
Many dollars and hours of time was injected into this shed
to keep it serviceable.
Imagine my surprise at seeing all the yards had been dismantled.
The door left open to the elements and another
industrial building is no longer used to
Every year I would spend time pushing bales of hay (40-50kg)
up into the very top of the roof under a December/January sun.
As a teenager we would earn pocket-money hay-carting.
Not many teenagers look to hay-carting as a
As both these industries suffer from high costs,
low commodity prices and ageing operators…