"KOZOLEC" Slovenia Local Custom Tip by balhannah

Slovenia Local Customs: 72 reviews and 58 photos

by balhannah

We arrived in Slovenia via road from Italy. On passing through the border crossing, pretty well straight away, we noticed free standing racks in the middle of the paddocks in Slovenia.
What were they used for we wondered?

A little further on, we found out what, it was Hay, draped over each and everyone of them to dry.
These free standing, vertical drying racks are for drying Hay for Stock, and are found mainly in Slovenia.

Their Slovenian name is "Kozolec," and they can be found in 80% of Slovenia.
Similar can be found in Friuli, Italy, and in the East Tyrol region of Austria.

It all looked so neat and tidy, I imagine it would be quite a bit of handwork to do it this way.

Question was answered, and on our way we went!

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayrack

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 16, 2011
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  • picek's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    It might be interesting to some that kozolec appears mostly in hilly regions west of Maribor - Slovenska Bistrica. In our eastern region we don't have them, since we were used to dry grass different ways (and nowsadays they mostly store grass fresh or dry in round bales everywhere, so that's one of reasons kozolec aren't built anymore, or very seldom).


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