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Ladder to the Loft

Carol Podemski, Reader's Digest, November, 1991

When my son was five years old, I showed him around my grandfather's farm, pointing out the hard work and skills it once took to farm the land. As we entered the cow barn, I gazed up at the long, handmade ladder to the loft and explained that that was where my grandfather had kept the hay to feed the cows. I was delighted at the impression this seemed to make, until my son remarked, "I bet it was hard for those cows to climb that ladder."