Feeding the haying crews
January 2, 2019
Tis not the meat, but 'tis the appetite
Makes eating a delight.
Of Thee, Kind Boy
1609 - 1642
The haying crews were large during the years that the ranches put up loose hay. A normal team was eleven men on most places – some had more, others fewer.
Many of the hired men came from Butte to escape the bad air of the mines for a couple months; some lived in towns nearby, and others...