Making a Haystack, Sîrbi, 2002
Vasile tosses the dried hay up to Ileana, who tamps it down so that it can be combed to allow the rain to run off. She must always stay within grabbing distance of the haystack’s central pole, lest she fall. When they are done, he will lay a pole on the side of the haystack, and she will slide down and into his arms.
Hay is a lifeblood for these farmers. Their cows and horses have an appetite that must be satisfied three times a day.