Sunday, August 8, 2010

Photo Number 276

August 1923.  This is the only harvest photo that is marked with a date.   I believe these men are carrying sheaves of grain and stacking them up into shocks that will eventually be loaded onto a wagon to await the threshing machine.    A sheave or sheaf of grain is a bundle that can be carried under one arm.
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4 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed these early farming days pictures Connie.

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  2. A lot of empty sky in this picture. I can't get over the amount of manual labor involved - the only other crop that I've ever seen personally that is so labor-intense is harvesting Blueberries.

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  3. Carrying sheaves or carrying square bales, it is all the same. Heat and dust in the open field was so much not fun for me.

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  4. Now I can't stop singing 'Bringing in the Sheaves.'

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