binding

We bound wheat this weekend the way that wheat used to be gathered before there were self-propelled combines. The binder, hooked to an antique tractor, cuts the wheat and puts a string around each bundle as it is kicked out the side. Once all the wheat is cut and bound, then shocks are built with the wheat bundles to dry and finally picked up with bundle forks and loaded on a bundle wagon (hay rack). It is great fun and the wheat bundles will be stored until they are threshed with an Oliver Red River Special. The picture is from a previous year. And hey, keep spreading the word about my novel, Windows in the Loft, and remember that it is in the Kindle store now and will be out in paperback next month!
086

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s