The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families

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Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 213 pages
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Making hay has always been hard work, just about the hardest work on a farm. Spanning 150 years this book tells the story of the labour and heartbreak suffered by five families struggling to make the hay that fed their livestock, a story not just about grass, alfalfa, and clover but also about sweat and fears, toil and loss.

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User Review  - Pwagner - Goodreads

I inherited this book from my daughter. It was a book she was to read in college but never did. If you are interested in art of haying, it would be an interesting read. However to the general public ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Hoffbeck is an assistant professor of history at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, with a specialization in agricultural history.

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