Don't try this on the farm
To make hay and bring home the bales, the Shannon family had a huge trailer with an open top and a bar across the back.
"It was our job," Sharon says, referring to the three girls and brother Garry, "to stay on the trailer and stack the bales in a way that we could fit as many as possible on each load.
"The maddest part was that the four of us would sit on top of the ridiculously high loads on the way back to the hay shed beside the house. I remember well the trailer swaying from side to side down the windy road on the way home.