Talkin to my cuz the other day and he reminded me of one of our many farming adventures when we was young lads. I can't remember if it was called chaukin, shockin or just what the name of it was but any way one of our uncles had hired us to help harvest a field of millet, wheat, sorghum, corn, and no telling what all was in it. He had planted a mixture of feed seeds in a 10 acre plot and when time to harvest he used a sickle mower and cut it down and cuz and I would gather a bunch of it up and tie it off into a bundle. Then we would lean several bundles up to each other. When we were done it looked something like a bunch of teepee's across the little field. After it had dried (cured) my uncle came back and loaded it up in his pickup and hauled it to his barn. According to my cuz our uncle fed his family milk cow and her offspring off these bundles all winter long. So I was just curious. Do any of you old timers remember doing this when you were younger or do you know of anybody doing it now? It seems like it would still work today for the homesteader who wants to save on feed.