One day a young man was sitting in his father's meadow in Enneberg, watching the neighbour's workmen as they raked in the fresh mown hay from the fields. It was a hot summer day and everyone was working hard to bring in the hay before the afternoon storms.
Suddenly a whirlwind appeared and swept across the meadow, blowing the freshly raked hay high into the air. One of the servant girls working in the field grabbed her rake and began stabbing and slashing furiously at the whirlwind, screaming and shouting and soon it blew away. When the young man saw this he laughed, crying out to the girl to explain her foolishness. The girl looked over to him in astonishment and answered, "Don't you know anything? A summer whirlwind is always ridden by a witch, so I chased her away!"