Saturday, July 15, 2006


At Cove Fort. This is some sort of hay lifting contraption. I thought it made a nice foreground with all the little layers of grass, etc.

6 comments:

Don said...

An interesting looking device. At first I thought it might be a Trebuchet, but I'm not certain. Nice placement within the frame. Well done.

Dave MacIntyre said...

This is really cool! Not sure what it is either, but based on the hooked contraption on the end, I'd guess it was used to lift hay bales or logs (???) over the fence...totally guessing here! ;o)

Steve said...

I see blue sky. Nice blog.

Juggerpix said...

That's weird... before I saw Don's post I was thinking trebuchet also. I guess there is no counter weight. Nice picture, I like that you captured all that sky.

jenni said...

I agree! I saw the picture and thought.. OOOH, that looks nice! =)

Mr. Minimum Exposure said...

Guys! - in the description she said it's for LIFTING hay - not for launching it at marauding Indians attacking the fort. Although the image of Mormons in 1860's Utah launching bales of hay with a trebuchet is kind of cool. They should make a movie about it....

I saw this documentary on PBS about building a trebuchet once that was really interesting..... Some modern day engineers, history geeks, and woodworkers went and built two of them to attack a mock castle wall... Check out the link by clicking my name.......