Monday, April 19, 2010
SPICER'S THRESHING CREW
It's fall, 1925, and the threshing crew has brought their steam engine back to Sleep Hollow.
There's not a lot I can say about this annual event or this massive machine with it's long conveyor belt. The relationship to today's custom harvesters is roughly the same as a Model A family car to a massive 2010 combine. The irony is that that long-ago inefficient way was probably healthier for the people involved in several different ways: the genome of what they growing, the amount of exercise the men got, the local economy.