Since most of the hay harvested at Howell Farm is collected in bales, a tool that doesn't make many appearances is the hay knife. The hay knife is used to cut through loose hay, which isn't as loose as its name implies. Although a good number of bales are still in storage above the ox barn, Farmer Rob wants to use up some of the loose hay also in storage, so out came the hay knife.
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The Furrow is the online newsletter of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. We will be updating this site about once a week with crop reports and other insights into life on a horse-drawn living history farm.
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