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"It was kind of a contest from all the women putting up a big meal at noon, you know. But they worked together, too. Like our neighbor woman would help my wife… Thresher machines had, the grain went in like this and it [the thresher] stripped it off and then separated it somewhat. And then the screens back there, the seed would fall and the light stuff would stay on top. There's an aeration, not an aeration fan, but a fan just to keep, wind vanes to keep the light stuff floating so the seed would drop off here and go in an auger and up into the grain wagon. Your straw would keep going on to the back end, fall into this big blower and blow out, to make your huge stacks. Some of them got pretty huge. Depending on how many acres they had, you know… Yeah, we'd bale it. Yeah, you'd use a lot of it for bedding."

Clyde Ehlers - Threshing day

   

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Threshing day
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