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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Threshing crew


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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