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

  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.

  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.

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


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie