Process in which farmers cut grasses with scythes, spreading them out to dry. These stacks were pitched onto carts once they were dried and then stored. Wet weather was very bad for this process, since it would mean useless hay that would rot.
Related term(s): Scythe; Sickle; Harrowing; Broadcast
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 96-7.