Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Harvest

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  1. My dad used to drive one of these! 🙂

    • There are lots of old tractors here, in varying condition, but most of them are used on a regular basis. So much nicer than their modern replacements.

  2. The combine on that slope… crikey!

    • 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.

  3. Now tell me, have you asked for ‘a go’ on either of these….?

    • Women driving machinery what an outrageous idea!

  4. I haven’ t seen old- fashioned stools like that for a long time.

    • 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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