Author: Mike McLean

Balers and mowers are busy across the foothills with this year's hay crop.

The Bar U National Historic Site began haying on the weekend in the way ranches first used to put it up, with horses.

Ross Fritz with Parks Canada says it's a great chance for visitors to see living history.

"You may expect to see some Suffolk Punches, some mule teams and of course the great Percheron teams that made the bar U famous in the early years."

Fritz says the whole operation is expected to take up to five days, depending of course on the weather.