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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, August 2, 1990 7A Joy of Farmin Ella S. Galford st farmers in this area are hay. The cool rainy in May produced an abun- crop and the hot dry during late June and early tas been perfect for making hay is basically cutting, and storing grasses and leg- But the way in which this is has changed considerably was a small child. When Dad of the horsepower needed to piece of haying equipment referring to Fancy and :, the team of horses. the hay was cut and cured it with the buggy rake. This long metal curved teeth !gathered and held the hay as ,rses pulled it over the field. the driver of the rake pull a lever to dump the of hay. Thus he raked and long even windrows of hay the field. Pitch forks came as we children formed the shocks. Each forkfull of hay lattened and moulded so the shock was wide at the base nded top and tapering sides wind couldn't blow it and it took a lot of rain to do than wet the outside of the hay. )e hay was then pitched onto wagon. Someone stood on and built the load by dis- jng it evenly and compactly so slide off on the way to the with the long hay ropes Iready been attached to the the barn mow and the hay attached to one end of the This was a large two prong Vith a lever attached. the barn the wagon was pulled of the mow. A man on the Stuck the hay fork deep into of hay and locked the lever to hold the hay on it. The end of the rope had been at- of the horses and this horse was ridden or led in a straight line away from the mow. This way the hay was drawn into the barn and the lock tripped to drop the bundle of hay onto the mow floor. A worker scattered the hay to the sides and corners of the mow. If there was more hay than the mow could hold then the extra hay was stacked around a pole. A stack pole was set into the ground and some old fence rails or posts were laid around it to keep the hay from being on the ground. Someone built the stack while another person pitched the hay onto it. The stack had to be well tramped to compact the hay. The hay was distributed evenly around the stack. A good stack bulged in the middle and ta- pered to a peak at the top. A rope of hay was wound around the pole and tramped to tamp it into the stack. This kept rain and snow from run- ning down the pole and rotting the hay. Haymaking speeded up with the advent of tractors, wheel rakes and hay loaders. No longer was it neces- sary to build hay shocks. The loader, with its metal fingers and moving chains, sent the hay directly from the windrow onto the wagon. Yet the only change in getting the hay into the mow was that the hay rope was fastened to a tractor in- stead of a horse. The square haybaler and eleva- tors to move the bale of hay into the mow were a great improvement. Today hay is cut with haybines and rotary mowers. Many farmers use round balers that make bales weighing from 350 to 500 pounds. This makes hay mows obsolete. Other farmers make a type of hay- lage which is stored in long plastic bags. Despite all the improvements, hay making continues to be a hot, dusty, sweaty job with long hours of work. Just thinking about it makes me thirsty. I think I'll get a glass of iced tea and turn on the fan. m erlings Available Greenbrier Valley Soil Con- District offers fish finger- for sale. available are yellow perch, mouth bass, blue gill and silver catfish. Delivery date is Au- gust 2. If you would like an older form, please send a stamped self- addressed envelope to the GVSCD, 717 North Jefferson Street, Lewis- burg, or stop at the office, located approximately 1/2 mile north of the 1- 64 Interchange. Phone 645-6173. See Our Far-,, Inlur,,nce Spsclallmtll Farm Family iMw.,nc. ~r 10:00 a.m. Mill Point, West Virginia (Intersection of US 219 and Rt. 39 =1:1967 CheW Impala. 4 dr., sports coupe, 67,000 miles, good condition. 2 oak sideboards, depression glassware, old dishes, old kitchen cabinet with flour sifter and porcelain top. off lanterns, brass lamp, blue jars, oak table with drawers. mahagony table, crotcheted doilies, old quilts, old dolls. teddy bear, lions head oak chair, old butter press, ice clawfoot oak china cabinet, iron skillets, iron griddles, iron kettles, lots of costume jewelry, oak dresser with mirror, Sser, upholstered rocker, old rocking chair, spreads, old metal Singer treadle sewing machine in excellent condition, ward- galvanized boiler, large old trunk, old coffee table, odd lirs, steel-wheeled dolly, square wash tub and stand, stone and mixing bowls, antique store scales, lots of old Christmas 22 magnum, 20 ga. over/under Savage, two 12 gauge )tguns, one .38 caliber revolving pistols. : GE refrigerator, Home Comfort wood cookstove, a oil heating stove, sheets, towels, blankets, foot stools, 2 and chairs, TV, portable Citation dishwasher, upright freezer, Cold Spot med. refrigerator, blender, 2 loud )eessqrs.. ~, Wards sewing machine tn cabinet, Montgomery Washer/dryer, knick-knack stands, dishes, garden tools, wc~)d box, metal cabinet, Sears electric cook stove. SALE CONDUCTED FOR THE STELLA CLOONAN ESTATE by Galfq Auction Col. Gary Galford, #339 799-7463 w,,,,.=..,=,. Bluegrass Market Saturday July 28, 1990 301 hea(l sold to 76 buyers Amountin~ to $76,298.40 Alderson Market Friday ,July 27, 1990 131 head sold to 21 buyers AlllOtlnting to $36.758.67 STOCKER & FEEDER STEERS: Under 500# 79.50 90.00 500- 750# 76.50 80.00 Over 750# 72.25 81.00 HEIFERS: Under 500# 77.00 88.00 501 --- 750# 76.25 83.50 Over 750# 56.00 63.00 BULL CALVES 62.50 83.50 BABY CALVES 20.00 140.00 VEAL CALVES 86.00 9 I. 50 SLAUGHTER CATTLE STEERS 64.00 HEIFERS 62.00 COWS ,11.25 60.00 BULLS 57.50 67.75 UNDER I000# OVER I000# 57.50 67.75 COW & CALF PAIRS 490.00 COWS, BH 435.00 790. O0 HOGS SLAUGHTER 5 l.O0 58.00 SOWS 34.00 37.25 BOARS 35.00 STOCKER & FEEDER HEIFERS: CHOICE 92.00 100.0O GOOD 80.00 85.50 MEDIUM 65.00 73.50 COMMON 55.00 62.50 STOCKER & FEEDER STEERS: CHOICE 90.00 99.00 GOOD 82.00 88. O0 MEDIUM 70.00 78.50 COMMON STOCKER & FEEDER BULLS 50.00 88.00 BABY CALVES 122.50 HOGS No. I No. 2 No. 3 45.00 SOWS 45.00 BOARS SHOATS PIGS 17.00 22.50 COWS COMMERCIAL 50.00 53.00 UTILITY 44.00 49.00 PIGS & SHOATS By Head 32.00 40.00 BULLS COMMERCIAL PONIES 70.00 195.00 & GOOD 61.00 63.50 HORSES 250.00 760.00 CUTTER 59.00 60.50 SHEEP & LAMBS SHEEP & LAMBS : 5 BLUE o2.~ 0 BLUE 51.25 RED BLUE HEAD 50.50 OTHERS 48.00 51.50 RED EWES 15.00 18.50 MEDIUM 52.50 BUCKS EWES, CSW 13.50 WETHERS 15.75 GOATS GOATS By Head 16.00 55.00 Goats 24.00 42.00 of any size, shape, condition or access to sell to DOZENS of out- of-state buyers who contact our Lewisburg office every month! FOR SALE Frankford Area, Country Living, neat 3 Lx:lrm.,2 bath brick, views...$67,000 2 Lots at Meadowbrook, Estates ,quiet, country location ......... each $9,000 Victorian Style Cottage, 3 bdrm., river frontage. Reduced to ............ $35,000 4 Bdrm. Co~~, guest cottage,~ nor., minutes to town ........ $72,000 .ext to .............................. $6 ,ooo 2 acre, 4 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath Large Brick Home, office ............... $110,000 Mountaintop ...................... $25,000 Log Home on 5.4 acre 3 bdrm, private, remodelled ........................... $59,500 Lewisburg, 1 aci :: SO~iil ~J/ate, remodelled .................................. $53,500 1700+ Sq. Ft., 4 bdrm, 2 bath, brick, 1/2 acre, quiet, views .............. $75,000 150 acre Mou~ S~D~OO~0E~STATEBUYERiI!:!] full basement .$79,000 30.84 acre. farm, Monroe Cty., 6 yr. old, 3 bdrm, frame, views. $128,000 ' RA~TP]NDING O~O!; S A BU'fER ] $90,000 240 a c re M~ CONT iii iii;,i~!"~',i i iiii!iir,',i !!i~:i ii':i :i! ili i i ii;,!i i !i iii!l:: .......... Res denc4SOLD TO, , ,,, OUT.OF~:STATE BU~ER];e,,, ,, ,, , ,,,,, ..... ............. $29,500 Mini-farm, 9 acre, 80% complete 1800 sq ft, vinyl sided home ..... $45,500 Greenbrier River,[ S~LEpENDiN~i i]zrk, 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath. $63,000 22.45 acre, ,mostly wood and, good house sites, Grassy Meadows .... $16,000 125 acre, of mounta n wo~ SOLO! ]... ,,,,; cherry apple trees ............... $36,000 Country Home on 3 acre,great hunting/fishing, needs TLC ...... $23,000 20 acre, 4 bdrmf SAEEPE~DING iii~ ....................................... $75,000 Private 4.5 acre, neat 3 bdrmbrick, views, Franktord area .................. $49,000 255 acre,raw I~i S~O TOi~T~OE~STATEBUYER ;~I [:. Ist/Hunting'$50,000 142 a cre, 1~,~i3:.$~0 !O OUT~;~STATE BUYERii iii!i] ................. $71 ,ooo 20 acres near Rock Camp, 200 yrs. old farmhouse .................. $34,000 200 acre farm, IM: SALE PENDING ~g/fishing, views ............... $127,000 Harper, 2 bdrm MH on 1/2 acre, private, never flooded .............. $22,500 13 acre on [ii:.::: $OLD~O OUI~Ei$~ATEBUyERii!~:i::3i]~gs, pond .............. $37,000 1800 Sq. Ft., 2-story frame in Hillsboro, 2 acre, views .......................... $61,500 MOUNTAIN HOME PROPERTIES Dave Cedarleaf: Broker 108 S. Jefferson St. Lewisburg, WV 24901 645-4110 NYTIM E Sales Associates: Marianne Cedadeaf-645-4110 Kay Gumm - 392-6263 THE ONLY WAY WE CAN SELL YOUR PROPERTY, IS IF YOU LIST WITH UNITED NATIONAL: MOUNTAIN HOME PROPERTIES. "America's Rural and Small Town Real Estate Company." FROM THE TOP OF CRANBERRY The Land of Many Uses By Roger Ridgeway The Monongahela national For- est has been called "the land of many uses." This name does apply to the Monongahela for there are in- deed many resources and uses of these resources on this national for- est. The mountainous scenic nature of the Monongahela and its proxim- ity to metropolitan areas make it a very attractive vacation and recrea- tional destination. Besides the many campgrounds, there are large primi- tive areas where hunting, fishing, and hiking are the primary activities. Ample rainfall and good soil con- ditions produce excellent tree growth and timber potential. The for- est is well stocked and has the po- tential to meet all expected de- mands for wood products over the next 50 years. The most important minerals on the forest are coat and gas. An esti- mated 150 million tons is found un- der one-quarter of the forest. Most of this coal is privately owned and the Forest Service has limited ability to control coal mining operations The Monongahela provides 80 per cent of West Virginia black bear habitat and 40 per cent of the wild turkey habitat. The Monongahela supports white-tailed deer, squirrel, and other game species. The forest also contains 575 miles of trout streams and 130 miles of fishable, warm water. The job of managing these and other resources is tremendous, and the forest cannot do it alone. The Monongahela needs and encour- ages public involvement in the man- agement process, and your com- ments and ideas are invaluable. If you have any comments or would like to become involved in the management process of your ha- A Page For People Who Work Close To The Earth Mountain International JIM JACKSON Insurance Division Manager MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL- 536-2000 TRUCK USERS, FORESTERS, AND FARMERS You are our NUMBER ONE customers! We have expanded our business to include COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICES through our new INSURANCE DIVISION!! We cover all Commercial Lines including VEHICLES, PROPERTY, GENERAL LIABILITY, AND EQUIPMENT INLAND -MARINE. We can even offer Group Health & Life Packages for you and your employees. Call Jim Jackson for a competitive quote LEWISBURG 1-64 & Exit 175 tional forest please call the Gnu ey , . (304) 536-2000 Hanger UiSViCT at 846-2695 ..... New Ca! Inventory Clearance Brung You Over 20 Quality Used & Trucks 1987 Olds Calais 2 DR. Auto-v6, air, AM/FM/cassette, curiae, tilt wheel ............................................................... was $7495 ... NOW $6995 1985 Buick Somerset 2 DR,-4 c i, air. AM/FM/cassette, cruise tilt wheel ........................................................... was $5495 NOW $4995 1983 Pontiac LE-6000 4 DR. Auto:4 air, AM/FM/stereo, cruise, wheel covers ...... was $3495 NOW $2995 1986 Ford Mustang GT 2 DR. 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NOW $10,695 1989 Nissan Sentra 2 DR. E-4 auto, a,r, AM/FM/cassette, rear def0gger ................... ,..,.was $8295 ... NOW $7795 1988 Nissan Sentra 4 DR. XE-4 auto, a,r, AM/FM/cassette, rear defogger ................................................... was $7995 ... NOW $7495 1988 Nissan Sentra 2 Dr. E4 5 speed, air, AM/FM/cass- elte, rear defogger ....................................... was $6495 ... NOW $5995 Trucks 1988 Nissan Hardbody Special King Cab 4X2-4 cy ,, auto, a,r, lots more ........................... was $9295 ... NOW $8695 1987 Ford Ranger 4X4 Long Bed-v , s s ed, AM/FM/cassette, clean .............................................................. was $7495 ... NOW $6995 1989 Nissan Hardbody 4X4-w, auto, eir, chrome wheels, bucket seats ............................................................................................... NOW $13,695 1989 Niessan pathfinder SE-v6, s eed, air, tilt wheel, cruise, AM/FM/cassette ................................................................ NOW $19,350 1989 Honda Prelude 2 DR. Si-au o. air. kpower root-loaded NOW $15,495 If you need a good & reliable car...Nows the time to deal