Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.
"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.
Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.
After the hay was cut and dried it was sent to the hay press and they would press it into large bales. The hay was taken to the barn for storage.
… Society Two pronged hay fork used for sifting through hay to find rocks and other things that do not belong and to dig hay to feed animals.
… of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony Hay press, view 2, Stockholm. c.1920 Item 15734 infoStockholm Historical Society Hay press.