The winter grains are thigh high already. Time to finally figure out a homemade grain cradle, of some sort. Here are a couple of ideas, from wildseed01 on YouTube. Thanks Wildseed01 for sharing this good info!
Below is a simple bow cradle (boyle) with a pricker. See 0:54 for still picture. This one can be completely homemade with some green willow, a thin angle iron, and some good twine.
Here is a sturdy looking bow cradle, with a forged "spanner". See 2:00 and 2:07 for still pictures. Maybe we can get Larry Cooper to forge some for us! It looks like it would be strong. It would be interesting to experiment with adding a pricker.