Double Feature Show: Dairy Collectibles and Hay Equipment

Dairy collectors and hay equipment fans join forces at joint show.

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A corn spear from the collection of Jay Hankee, Viroqua, Wis. The spear (at the end of a long wooden handle) was used when the farmer was headed home from the field with a wagon load of corn. “When the load shifted and an ear or two fell off, the guy on the wagon could use the spear to pick up the lost ears without getting off the wagon,” Jay says. “This is from the days when an ear of corn meant something.”