Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
being elevated out by a carrier. A self feeder feeding the bundles into the separator instead of cutting the bundles by hand was also added. In 1940-1950, grain was also threshed from the fields, instead of first hauling the grain into the barn or putting them into stacks first snd then threshing from there. At this writing, a large amount of heading of grain when ripe enough, is practiced. This is done by a machine that is driven by a tractor cutting of the heads of the grain threshing it, and elevC3ting it into a wagon box running along side of the heading machine. Threshing Crews Both grain and clover: Peter Ellenbecker, Farmers on Wauwatosa Road - 120 acres main operator Others: Geo. Schubert Laabs in Freistadt George Sperber on east side of Town Length of season, about 60 days for grain, 30 days for clover. Some clover was left to ripen for seed, red, alsike, and white. If the season was right, this proved quite profitable. lfter threshing the clover, the remaining was fed to the cattle in the winter as roughage.
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