Amateur haying can be quite effective. One of us, in fact, made a ton of hay in a single long working day just by hand raking cured grass and packing it in a homemade gadget that cost practically nothing and operated very well
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Actually, the idea of a "stationary baler" such as this homemade hay baler isn't new, many farms formerly had such devices.
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