For your July 4th viewing pleasure: The Barley Harvest.
This is a combine. Shown with my four year old, who is looking as nonchalant as a little boy faced with the prospect of a ride on such an enormous machine, possibly can.
The shaft comes out the back, and will be baled into straw later (See Video).
hay, which cows do eat.
When the combine storage compartment is full it swings its boom out over a truck and empties out the grain (See Video). The truck whisks the grain off to a mill where it is stored until our animals are ready to eat it or it is sold.
We may not have amber waves stretching to the horizon, but you can't beat this view.