Agricultural machinery! On Rolling Oaks Farm, Marcia Johnson drives a tractor and kick baler over the harvested grass piles on the field. As the fresh hay is automatically gathered and compressed into a rectangular bale, we wait for it… wait for it… And there it goes!

Enjoy over five minutes of tractor driving punctuated by a few glorious hay bales shooting high into the air, above. Plus, have fun with this bonus footage from inside the red metal bale wagon. Both videos were filmed by Bill Meier.

Related reading: The difference between straw and hay.

Watch these next: The hydraulic cherry tree shaker, Planet Money’s What does it take to make a t-shirt? and making trenzas (braided rope) from straw.

h/t @jkottke.

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