Tuesday 9 August 2011

moynalty threshing 012

moynalty threshing 012 by Gribers
moynalty threshing 012, a photo by Gribers on Flickr.

I took this photo at the Moynalty Steam Threshing last Summer. This farmer was demonstrating how wheat was cut with a scythe in days gone by. This method of cutting grass and other crops was very common in traditonal Ireland right through the 50s/60s.
Bygone days indeed.


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