“Lealholm Hall Farm, Lealholm”
A hay cart being drawn alongside the pond at Lealholm Hall Farm. Due to the hilly terrain in this area a three horse team became necessary when the cart was fully loaded.
The pond was used, amongst other things, for steeping (soaking) straw in preparation for thatching stacks. It was left in the pond for 3 to 4 days where it reacted with the water heating it up and making it easier to handle.