17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, June 27, 1912: I worked all afternoon out in the hay field, and my hands which were bad enough now take on a deeper shade every day.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Harvesting hay was hot, dirty, hard work. The sun was hot. Horses needed to be led; hay needed to be lifted and stacked . . .
For a previous post on hay making, see Hay Pulleys and Ropes.