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I was struck by the clarity of the winter light on this cool afternoon, the haystack casting sharp-edged shadows under a cloudless sky.
A very very very long time ago, when I was a teenager, I worked summer jobs on haying crews. We "bucked" bales of hay averaging maybe 65 pounds apiece, and built haystacks by hand. These days, putting up hay can be done by one person, using specialized machinery. Each of the bales in this stack weighs more than a ton.
Bucking bales was hot, dusty, sweaty work...but it was character-building.
Oh, did I tell you how I walked nine miles back and forth to school every day? Through huge snowdrifts. Uphill both ways.