Thursday, 10 June 2010

Wheat harvest

The wheat harvest was completed in late May and early June, and corn planting will begin in the second half of June. According to most of the people I've talked to the wheat crop was pretty good this year. Last year they had more rain and problems with rust while this year the lower amount of rainfall led to a healthier crop. The wheat is harvested manually using hand held scythes, shocked, dried, and then threshed. I did see a couple of PTO threshing machines, like the one pictured here. The harvested grain is then piled into plastic bags, taken home and stored.

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