Story: Farm buildings

Hay barn and round bales

Hay barn and round bales

This hay barn was built to hold traditional small bales of hay, which needed to be covered for protection from rain. They were stacked in barns, carefully, so the stack did not collapse as the hay settled. Big round bales have replaced small bales, and can be handled with machinery. However, they are difficult to stack in barns. Some of these lower bales have been eaten away by sheep, causing the top ones to fall.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm buildings - Early station buildings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008