Country Life Week continues with this picture of a young man Baling Hay. After being cut, hay is fed through a machine that turns it into Bales. The bales are compact and can be transported and stored easier than loose hay. Back when I was growing up, bales were square, about 3 ft by 1 ft by 1 ft. They were stacked and stored in the barn, and used as feed in the winter time. Now, the big round bales are much more popular. The round bales are about 5 ft high and five foot across, and weigh over a thousand pounds. I am not sure why the big round bales became so popular, as to me it would seem they would be much harder to store in a barn.