Mitteleuropa, Tirol - Heuzug von einer Hochalm

Central Europe, Tyrol - Transporting Hay from a High Alpine Pasture

Farmers move to an Alpine pasture to get hay from a block hut. On arrival there the hut is opened. They hay is being bundles and dragged on a Farkel (sort of wooden sledge) to the end of the forest. For the transport movable skids are important. Downwards steep slopes the hay bundles must be braked. Where the slopes are less steep skids are used to reduce the braking effect. At the end of the fore...