Sunday, May 29, 2011

Random Photo -- Grain Reaper

This is a fitting photograph to announce my arrival in Denver. A scene from a slower time slowed the pulse after driving the I-25 freeway from Colorado Springs. There were too many cars going too fast for this guy who is in no hurry to go anywhere.

The photo is from a Farm Days event that I attended in the Appleton Wisconsin area in 2002. Rather than seeing this historical creation, I am curious how many of my readers are old enough to have witnessed the original scene of a horse drawn grain reaper.

Yes. I am old enough to have witnessed this in the 1940s. My father acquired a grain combine in 1948. Compared to my father, some of our farm neighbors were in no rush to take advantage of those new grain combines (single operation to cut and thresh). They were still using a horse drawn grain reaper and a threshing machine in the 1950s.


  1. I live in Lancaster County, PA. The Amish still farm with horse-drawn equipment. It is quite a sight in this world of corporate farming.

  2. Was struggling to get the information about the farming reapers! Thanks for the informative post!

  3. Thanks for sharing such an informative post.. it's really helpful to me about theFarming reaper's

  4. Wow that's interesting to see the scene of a horse drawn farming reaper


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