Buying a Hay Rake

I’m obliged to Ceredigion Museum’s archive for this image of farmers at Blaenpennal gathered to bring harvest home. I include it not only as an excellent old photograph, of which the museum has many, but to demonstrate the ubiquity of the all wooden hay rake. And that only because I bought one this week, all complete, a common type but fresh from the barn in super condition. It came with a rather lovely Hay Fork but as the other half pointed out no good selling them on eBay because you could never wrap them.

Ceredigion Hay Rakes in Action

Ceredigion Hay Rakes in Action

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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