Boone and Bishop are earning their keep and getting good exercise by making hay the old way. We are using a McCormick-Deering International High Gear no.9 to cut our hay. This sickle mower is over 75 years old and still cutting strong! Sure it would be easier and faster to just buy the hay, but we would miss the opportunity to spend the day with our horses. Sure, there are some things we do that may not make sense to others but that's ok. I've never understood why people pay good money for a gym membership when they could simply volunteer to work on a farm!