The everyday of our family farm
Funnily just today I saw a portaloo being transported on the back of a flat bed truck. It was rocking around wildly but it did have a strap holding it down. I initially thought the strap had crushed the top of the portaloo but then I realised there was a big groove in the top of the portaloo for a strap to go across.
I hope so can you imagine if they came off while travelling !!!! Have a good week Diane
We don't want them to move, let alone come off, hence why we take a lot of care with strapping down.
There is always something to do Helen. Life is not dull.
How I wish that more people learnt from the professionals and DID strap down their loads.
Hay Caps? What are they?
Hay Caps are a covering system for large square bales of hay that we invented 9 years ago. At the time we were looking for a better way to cover our stacks of hay. We couldn’t find it, so invented it ourselves, and thought that if we needed it then maybe other farmers would need it too. We manufacture the Hay Caps on farm. They are now also being made in the US, and about to start manufacturing in the UK. You can see more info at www.haycap.com.au . You might enjoy watching the video (link on the website) Hay Making with Hay Caps. It includes some pretty cool drone footage of hay making.
Thanks for that Lynda. I shall have a look at the website and video.
Simple and brilliant. Oddly it made me realise that I cannot recall seeing a square bale of hay in the UK for many years. They are all round and come out of the baler wrapped in plastic.
Round balers are popular due to the lesser capital outlay compared to the big square bales. In the UK and a lot of Europe the big squares are used to bale up straw after wheat harvest. That straw is then used for bedding during the winter months.
I have never seen a square bale of hay here in Finland.In these days we only have a round white bales.I looked at the video, and I am amazed. Now I learned something new.