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That's a nice film. That's down in fellow Stakker TomQ's bailiwick. That was maybe him singing in that nice choir at the start?
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Good film! Brings back lots of memories of that time period. I had an uncle who farmed near Boyle, Ab. and we would all go there in the fall to help thresh. He still liked the old way, so lots of help was needed! Used an old McCormick-Deering thresher belted up to a steel wheeled JD 'D'. One old Minnie to pull the grain wagon and teams of horses on the bundle wagons. I was in my early teens and have fond memories of those days still.
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I am glad to see horses being used among those tractors
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Thanks for posting that one casetractor.
Choir music really adds class in my opinion.
My father, 95 years old was over today with his new hearing aids so I just put it on for him.
He said during mid 30s and early 40s he was on threshing crew in Arron, Kamsack and Pelly Sask. Also Benito Manitoba.
He said it was still all done with steam and horses in that area at that time.
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I am glad to see horses being used among those tractors
John,

Great video.

Horses and early old tractors are always the best mixtured.......


Here is yesterday evening on National Dutch TV, 4 European skate champions in 2 antique Dutch Friesian Rich farmers Sjeesarres with 2 Friesian horses..

And big salut again to the horses......


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Nice video, thanks for sharing.
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That was maybe him singing in that nice choir at the start?

We thought that was you uncle G .....
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We thought that was you uncle G
We were still threshing here when our Weir Public School (WEIR not weird!) choir competed in the Kiwanis Music Festival in Brantford. We sang Edelweiss and we won the blue ribbon!
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Excellent scene and singing. "The Sound of Music" was filled with so many special scenes. The minuets in "The Lonely Goat Herd" were so intricate and well done! Even their eyes moved. I remember the scene where they had that big classic 'German' car which was really a French Citroen Traction Aviant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaD9Ozdthg8


The goat herd reminds me of my children. We left the oldest in charge if we went to a meeting. When we got home at night, instead of being in bed like they should be, they were hiding behind a makeshift stage and they put on a play for us. They got by doing this often!
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Funny, Country Threshing was actually on tv at supper time. So I watched it again whilst eating my cabbage rolls and mashed potatoes! It was on CHET tv which I think is from Chetwynd up in the Peace River Country. It is on 655 on the Bell satellite and maybe 55 on other media?
Supper was good, but I sure wish I had some of that pie the lady was making in the old wood fired kitchen range! She really reminded me of my mother who always wore a dress like that. Mom also made the best pies and was well regarded locally for her threshermen's dinners!
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I saw this film a few years ago. I have been trying to find but couldn't remember where I saw it. Reminds of when Iwas a young fellow around the threshing machine. I liked the bridal on the one horse made out of rope. The two fellows having an after lunch conversation about this and that I remember my grandmother and Grandfather talking about getting a car with automatic transmission and in the early 60s.
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I got in on some of that Ontario barn threshing when I was "down east" working for a farmer in the winter of 1957-58 My job was toting sacks of grain and tramping the straw in the mow. Threshing is a lot cleaner out in the Great North West. I found other entertainment in following winters.
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The old bank barns here tended to make for constant work. I was too young to get in on much when we threshed. But I do recall them pushing the thresher up on the top floor. The straw could be blown into the mow or out in the barn yard in front. The grain could be directed right into the granary. I guess dad became concerned about having the heavy mill up on the floor of the old barn as I recall in later years it sat behind the barn and blew the straw in one side and any extra into a stack outside. My oldest brother seemed to get the job of building the stacks or mows. The grain would need extra handling.
When we started combining and baling the straw, it was a little better. The bales were elevated into the mow and the grain into the granaries but these were generally done at separate times. Your's truly usually got stuck in the granaries moving the grain back away from the entry. Then when baling started, it was up top handling the bales and building the mow.
You earned your keep and were glad to get to the house for one of mom's big dinners! If I could go back, I'd do it in a minute!

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The old bank barns here tended to make for constant work. I was too young to get in on much when we threshed. But I do recall them pushing the thresher up on the top floor. The straw could be blown into the mow or out in the barn yard in front. The grain could be directed right into the granary. I guess dad became concerned about having the heavy mill up on the floor of the old barn as I recall in later years it sat behind the barn and blew the straw in one side and any extra into a stack outside. My oldest brother seemed to get the job of building the stacks or mows. The grain would need extra handling.
When we started combining and baling the straw, it was a little better. The bales were elevated into the mow and the grain into the granaries but these were generally done at separate times. Your's truly usually got stuck in the granaries moving the grain back away from the entry. Then when baling started, it was up top handling the bales and building the mow.
You earned your keep and were glad to get to the house for one of mom's big dinners! If I could go back, I'd do it in a minute!


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