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We're in a hayfield on the Inn floodplain between Simmering and Mötz, and these are traditional Tyrolean haystacks. The hay is hanging from branched sticks to dry in the sun and the breeze. Later it will be stored in barns for the winter. More modern baling methods are gaining ground in the Tyrol, but many farmers continue with this age-old method.        

 

 

How about a sidetrip to see a small barn for haying? You'll see, among other things, the sticks on which the hay is dried. That page will give you a link to resume the full trip with next image in the regular full series.

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