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Posted 6 years ago

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Posting these as a follow up to the earlier post of the stooking photos.
First picture was taken at a neighbours place in the late 40's it shows the complete operation with the tractor supplying power via a long belt, the threshing machine, granaries to store the grain ( note ladder, as the bin filled someone would go inside the bin & push the grain up to the rafters until it wouldn't hold any more ) Also there is a wagon along side with a man throwing sheaves or bundles into the feeder. This had to be done correctly, the heads had to go in first to thresh properly. Sometimes a sheaf would end up crossways in the feeder & this would plug the cylinder shutting down the operation. If you did it once you could rest for a few minutes, but if you did it to many times you sent packin. At the far left of the picture is the straw stack, it was built with a blower on the end of the threshing machine.
Second picture is a close up view of the feeding of the thresher.


  1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    love love !!!
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks Hunter & Mani, & thanks for the double love Mani
  3. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 6 years ago
    Though country work ids hard work, I sure loved doing it. This picture makes me very nostalgic for a time when we depended on crops for survival, and worked so hard, and , as I've said before, slept so well. "Green Acres is the place for me...", love these old shots. thank you, Mich
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love & the nice comment Mich, glad to share.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Thanks for liking this one undreal.
  6. inky inky, 4 years ago
    That's whats going on around here at the moment..that is!.. till yesterday when we are feeling the now affect of a cyclone off the coast of... somewhere!...:-/
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Ouch, that word doesn't bring anything good...:-/
    Thanks for loving this Inky.
  8. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 4 years ago
    How did I miss this???????????????
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Lol Gar same way I do, thanks for the love.

    Thanks for the love Kerry.

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