Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Harvest

Vintage tractor

Combine harvester still going strong

Winter feed - large stooks

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8 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Harvest

    • It may look a little ramshackle, but it does work. In fact I followed it (very slowly) down the road just before I took this photograph.
      On the islands old combines are used for threshing and binding, the cutting is usually done by a tractor and mower. The oats/rye is then put into stooks and later fed into the combine. Only a small proportion of the crop is threshed to provide seed for the following year, the rest is used as cattle food.

    • Fortunately the crofting system still supports many traditional practices and it is lovely to see the old machinery at work and field with stooks and old fashioned straw bales. Alas it may not last if we lose our agri-environmental support.

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