When I was small, living in the Surrey countryside, all haystacks looked much like the above. They were usually constructed in the field where the hay had been cut, and were properly thatched on top; often with beautifully fashioned hay birds or animals at each end of the roof, which acted as finials.
There were annual competitions for the best made and most beautiful haystack, and farmers took real pride in their construction.
Nowadays things are a little different. With all the ease that comes with big efficient machinery, this is the result. Call me old fashioned, but I don't need to tell you which I prefer!
It's never wise to hanker after the past, but I really do miss the craftsmanship and everyday aesthetics of previous times. The Industrial Revolution gave us so much, but it's also taken so much away.