I just wanted to give everybody an idea what Jeebs an I was talking about with turning all the tops the same way. This is so the sides all get equal sunlight. This process is called scaffolding. Its purpose is to speed or aid the drying process so you can hang the tobacco closer together in the barn, takes up less space. You cant just hang green baccy in the barn, it is heavy and needs good air flow around it. If I remember right you leave it in the field this way for about a week. When you hang it in the barn you spread the stalks out on the sticks, My avatar is what it looks like hanging in the barn.