What is a stack? Dimensions of the stack
What is a stack? The term is used in agriculture. Many of us have been to the villages and seen huge heaps of hay. By the way, not all rural youth know what a stack is, and can not always explain to a person the visitor, in what is its difference from a stack or a shock.
How do they stack hay or straw?
In ancient times in our villages there was not muchpremises for storage of straw, grain and other material. Skirda is a folded and densely compacted mass of hay or straw, which has an elongated shape. Having combined the material with a stack, it can be stored on the street even in winter. The convenience of this form of preservation of the material was appreciated by many generations of Russians and Ukrainians.
Technological parameters of the shack
The real skirma has an oblong shape. This is its main difference from the similar form of saving agricultural material on the street - a stack. Anyone who does not know what a stack is, can never distinguish it from a haystack. The old inhabitants of the countryside, who have worked all their lives on a collective or state farm, know for sure that the stack is rectangular, and the stack resembles a geometric figure-a circle. The standard width of the stack is 4.5 to 5.5 meters. It is these sizes that can be considered optimal, because in ancient times the stack was imposed by people with the help of forks. Without technical means, it was not possible to impose a larger stack. The height of the "embankment" usually reached 6-7 meters. Again, these dimensions corresponded to the ability of people to throw a rifle without the use of technical means. From the stories of rural residents, one can draw conclusions about the length parameters of this figure. It can not be shorter than 8 meters, and longer than 25 meters. In principle, such limitations are difficult to explain. Probably, this is how the tradition has developed historically, and people adhere to it.
Skirma is usually stored on the street near the house or infield. Before the house, peasants usually make small stacks so that they do not obstruct the passage or passage to the estate. On the field, there are no such restrictions, so you can add more hay or straw.
Skirda is a symbol of the Russian village
The hay was laid down by specially trainedpeople are hoarders. This work was not easy, because the material had to be laid neatly, systematically and at high altitude. Anyone could not properly lay the hay, because special skills were required to ensure the systemic laying.
We hope, now many inhabitants of our country will know what a stack is.