2 responses to Inside an Amish haybarn
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    Comment on Inside an Amish haybarn (August 21st, 2007 at 18:21)

    My father tells me that when he was a boy the kids would sleep in the hay mow in the barn when they had a house full of overnight guests. He was one of eight children, and I suppose some of the visitors had lots of children, too. This was probably in the 1920s. They spoke German at home and at church, but were not Amish. They started switching to English when the oldest of the children started going to the public school.

    It would have been a lot nicer with hay made the old way, before hay balers. It was much softer, with not so many scratchy ends where the hay is cut and bent by the baler.

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    Comment on Inside an Amish haybarn (August 24th, 2007 at 10:03)

    I had no idea that hay is softer depending how you cut it. That makes sense though.

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