Threshing bee

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An old fashioned threshing bee took place at the farm of James Steiner, located north of Stratton on Thursday, August 6. All of the antique equipment being used was restored to like new condition by Mr. Steiner. A binder tied the sheaves two days earlier and they were gathered into stooks to dry. Right, the sheaves are forked from the wagon onto the feed chute of the thresher by these young energetic fellows. Above, this 1937 McCormick-Deering thresher was powered by a 1927 model Fordson steel wheeled tractor and it kept them busy bagging and tying the bags of grain as they came out of the chute. A vintage steel-wheeled wagon was used to haul the grain.

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