A Full Load

John Byrne Cooke


Image No. 79-C4-7: A Full Load

Bar Cross Ranch, summer 1979

The machine is a "sweep," converted from an old truck into a Rube Goldberg fork lift that can hoist twelve 75-lb bales of hay to the top of a stack in progress. The man at the controls is John Perry Barlow in blackface makeup composed of sweat, grease, and dust.

Red Mathisen and John Perry Barlow Man and Machine Head Cat Haying Season
Melody Harding Celebrating the Last Bale A well-deserved rest