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Harvest Time

The wheat sheaves are being stooked to keep them dry until they are stacked. The straw will be used for thatching.
Image taken on 18/7/2005 15:01


Not trying to sound like a silly yank but thatching as in roofing, old English style? I hear it's a most effective method of roofing.

UPDATE - Yes, for thatched roofs, Long Straw Wheat is the local material.

A lovely sight that brings back fond memories, but I thought such harvesting was long gone. Is this just for the straw?

Answer - yes - the straw is the important crop - the small amount of grain is a byproduct!

Ah... thatched roofs. How I miss them.

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