Why are bushel baskets like this?
Aren't there always little things that make you wonder "why"? Why is it typically done this way? Made this way? Arranged this way? Even colored this way, decorated this way, textured this way...and so on?
Well here I am at 3:00 in the morning wondering why split wood bushel baskets are shaped this way, especially since they would seem prone to tipping over due to top heavy imbalance. I figure that since it has "always" been so, there might be a reason. I guess they are easier than parallel-sided baskets to stack and store in less space, but does that override balance in the orchard when full of apples?
What do you think?