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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
Blog Post Dated: July 18, 2005 3:24 PM | Permalink
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.
July 19, 2005 5:03 AM
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!
July 19, 2005 2:33 PM
Ah... thatched roofs. How I miss them.
Kim du Toit |
July 19, 2005 5:34 PM
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