When I was a kid, putting up hay built up muscles, earned a few bucks, provided a lot of bragging rights and status. Hard not to swagger into the pool room after a long day putting up the heaviest, worst-tied, dirtiest bales anybody ever made.
I had 6 acres of alfalfa done. Mowed, crimped and win-rowed in one swath with a 16' wide Heston hay machine, rolled into 1600 lb bales, hauled home on a spike on the back of a tractor. All by a guy about 75 years old with one lung and one kidney!
My question - HOW CAN I BLAME THE CHINESE OR MEXICANS for taking all those great jobs away.