By: “Marty, the Beaver Vintner”
Jim from Beaver Dam asks: There is a Beaver Slide at the Beaver Dam YMCA (see photo of Vincent on the Beaver Slide). Is that the one and only Beaver Slide in the entire world?
Answer: No, there are many Beaver Slides located on farms out west (see photo of the other kind of Beaver Slide).
Jim asks a follow-up question: That other Beaver Slide doesn’t look like a beaver. So, why is it called a “Beaver Slide”?
Answer: Because it was invented in Beaverhead County, Montana.
Jim asks another follow-up question: What are those other Beaver Slides good for?
Answer: They are used to pile hay on huge stacks (to see a Beaver Slide in operation, watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63yIf8wgKI0). Indeed, hay can be stored for about 5 years on those huge stacks.
Jim asks yet again another follow-up question: How come I’ve never seen any of those Beaver Slides in Wisconsin?
Answer: It rains too much in Wisconsin – hay spoils if we store it outside without covering it.
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