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Fitz Family Picking Rye
#1330745 Tue Oct 22 2019 04:50 AM
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I have linked a video of my brother and I picking Winter Rye with our Case A6 combine.
August first and second of 2020 will be the Mid-Iowa Antique Power Show in Marshall County, Iowa.
J.I. Case will be the featured brand of equipment. Four acres of rye, six acres of oats, and two acres of corn are being grown to demonstrate harvesting with threshers, antique combines, and corn pickers.
All brands of vintage trucks are welcome and encouraged to attend. The link to the show is bellow as well.
Thank you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQsMpY_-UP4&t=211s

http://www.miapa.org/

Re: Fitz Family Picking Rye
Fitzy440 #1330753 Tue Oct 22 2019 10:48 AM
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Who are calling vintage, I grew up on a farm I Maryland in the '40s and 50's and they were new then and so was I. Thanks for sharing and have a good time.


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Re: Fitz Family Picking Rye
Fitzy440 #1330846 Wed Oct 23 2019 03:44 AM
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When I was a kid there were still ones that mowed-windrowed-shocked wheat, oats, rye, and then threw the shocks onto a mule drawn wagon to carry them to a stationary threshing machine. Mules were best because they would pull the wagon at the pace you were pitching the shocks on with a fork. My Dad always had a few acres of flax since the price it brought was steady and not like the market fluxuations of other grains. Flax is miserable to handle every step of the way.


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Re: Fitz Family Picking Rye
Fitzy440 #1330847 Wed Oct 23 2019 03:45 AM
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Looks like the old girl is working good!
Thanks for posting!


Rich

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Life is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!






Re: Fitz Family Picking Rye
Fitzy440 #1330850 Wed Oct 23 2019 03:55 AM
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Thanks everyone. Speaking of flax... I have about five pounds I'm planning on planting next spring. I planted 700 seeds in my garden this spring. I cut them with a scythe, shocked them by hand, hung them in the basement to dry, and rolled the seed bolls on the floor to extract the seeds. It was a good time!

Re: Fitz Family Picking Rye
Fitzy440 #1330870 Wed Oct 23 2019 12:41 PM
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Fitzy, when I read the rolled part I started getting worried. yahoo


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Fitz Family Picking Rye
Fitzy440 #1330878 Wed Oct 23 2019 02:03 PM
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I think I need help!
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