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The Clydesdales haul loads of hay to the stackers who go round and round, forking the hay to form the hay stack. Morning smoko sees farmers wives in flour-whitened pinnies bearing baskets of griddle scones; but the hay stack won't be completed before sundown.

Dozens of stationary engines drive bailers and threshing machines, - a reminder that petrol powered the farm before electricity arrived.

On a farm outside Hawera, Spectrum's Jack Perkins mixes with Taranaki cockies who demonstrate skills learned 60 years ago in the heyday of hay days.

Haymaking the Clydesdale way.