Rural Reflections Radio

“I looked around the farm until I found an old pulley my dad used in the barn back in Viking. The pulley was part of a system used to lift loose hay from a trailer in front of the barn up to a hay trolley after which is rolled back into the barn on a rail.”
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“I have some excellent memories of loose hay as my dad had me help. I would stand on the ground and hold a rope that was used to steady the loose hay as it slowly rose up into the sky. Dad would be on the old Farmall M tractor pulling a cable that performed the lift. That cable went through a pulley to make a 90 degree turn at the corner of the barn. I was now using that pulley to lift one end of a section of overhead door.”

Here is this week’s Rural Reflections radio program, Pulleying back the years

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