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Video: Modern traditional Swiss haymaking on a steep grade

Video: Modern traditional Swiss haymaking on a steep grade

I love this Swiss video of mowing, hay collecting and transporting on a steep slope, from the swissinfo Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/swissinfovideos. Their synopsis of the video:

"The cantonal authorities in Uri, central Switzerland are trying to keep the tradition of hay making alive, because the hay not only provides winter fodder for livestock, but growing grass for hay in the high mountains encourages biodiversity and stops the pastures returning to forests. The canton organises an annual course for would-be haymakers. swissinfo joined the students on their adventure. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch 01.10.2009)"

With a visual of traditional crampons at 0:50, a quick demo of safely mowing across a steep hill at 1:30, and great footage of transporting from 3:40 to the end. This video was filmed in one day, so I guess the hay will be dried down the hill where it's dropped.

Published on Feb 2, 2017 by Emily
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