man Doc you are sure showing your age.The only time I see the old harness lacing anymore is on old military equipment we are scrapping..I do a lot of harness work and most of it is in the corrugated black PVC split wire loom, or open bundles, sometimes taped the length with cloth+tar friction tape..nylon wire ties are usually the route I go as I build up a harness, generally add a few wires here and there as I build one up...a lot of times we don't have drawings or prints and have to wing it.The small wire ties are easy to cut off as we build up a harness..but the lacing is definitely a lost art..thanks for jogging the memorybank.
When we had cattle, we were lucky enough to have a hay barn that had feeders built around the outer sides, so we just tossed the bales from the barn into the feeders. Later years we went to the 2,000 pound round bales and used the 560 to carry them around with. In bad weather/winter/spring mud/etc. it was a real problem. ---- That was about the time the cattle had to go! --- Never was sorry to see them go either,-- never had livestock of any kind since and have no desire to!
Looks good Jim!--- Sis has a patch of elderberries growing wild in the back corner of her property and they are just starting to get green berries on the heads. --- everything is much later this year due to our wild year. Our next planting of sweet corn is ready, --- have 3 more plantings to go and so far it's been good. Cabbage is about ready so we will freeze some of it for later use. Bell peppers look decent so far, we let them mature before we harvest them. The tomatoes are not so great this year, didn't get seeds started early like we usually do and not sure what variety these are but seam quite small. They will make juice but takes a long time to pick a bucketful .
That sounds like a neat place to visit!--Glad the farm got preserved instead of being demolished like so many of our historical sites. Sounds like it has a lot of interesting history behind it. Wish I could travel. That would be an interesting place to see!