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Farming back in the day

By Staff | Aug 15, 2015
-Farm News photos by Larry Kershner KELLI KRAFT, foreground, drives one of four teams Saturday during the Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show. They were demonstrating horse-powered wheat threshing. She’s one of many women volunteers that help make the annual three-day August event work. Another volunteer, Sue Glienke, of Greenville, serves as the driver, standing in the center of the power.
A PAIR of Percheron draft horses was employed by two show volunteers to pull a potato digger during one of many demonstrations of how farming was accomplished before the advent of machines.
CHILDREN WERE GIVEN paper sacks and allowed to collect as many potatoes as they could during the demonstration. Prizes were given for the three biggest potatoes they found.
RED POTATOES are left behind in the wake of a potato digger, pulled by horses, at the Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show.

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