This video has 3 million plus hits. This was me all through junior high, high school and college doing the exact same chores. Except for one thing, we didn't get the big roll baler until I had given up this particular career. We had huge 2600-3000 bale hay stacks of 75 pound bales which is why at almost 60 years old I can still, ya know, impress a few folks with my workout regimen.
For me this was a real trip down memory lane because there isn't much to do in these big tractors going all of 3 miles an hour except to calculate how many people your farm or ranch feeds in a given year. I figured for wheat and beef ours was around 1500. JPII actually came out to Montana right before he was elected Pope and could not believe the size of Montana farms and ranches or the equipment it took to work this volume of produce. These were not the Polish farms he was used to and he left with a healthy respect for American farmers and ranchers. I personally did not meet him because I chose to stay at Carroll College and do my other job as a Resident Assistant. My mother was so not pleased. Oh well, the decision may have given me the distance I needed to maintain my marginal status as a Vatican II Catholic. In any event, this is a great video and the guys remind me alot of the people I went to High School and college with--OK and yea, I see a lot of myself in this video. And no, none of us, even back in my day, wore cowboy hats. We all wore caps advertising some weed, tractor, or fetilizer company.