Stookers done: An old time farming binding and stooking event at Ken Pohl’s farm north of Ponoka Sept. 8 gave folks a chance to see old equipment in operation. Here piles of oats were stacked by stookers. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTOS: Old time Ponoka farming

Volunteers came together Sept. 8 to harvest oats in old farming equipment

By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Volunteers came together Sept. 8 to harvest oats in old farming equipment

 

Volunteer supports: Folks helped out most of the day stooking the bundles of oats so that they were in neat, pyramid-like stacks. Using the old farm equipment showed why back in the day neighbours would get together and help each other out as the work isn’t easy and requires heavy lifting. Organizer Ken Pohl offered his gratitude to all those who helped out. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Troubleshooters: With old equipment comes a need to troubleshoot breakdowns, which happen a lot on the old machinery. With everyone working together, they were able to solve the issues and move on with the binding.

Troubleshooters: With old equipment comes a need to troubleshoot breakdowns, which happen a lot on the old machinery. With everyone working together, they were able to solve the issues and move on with the binding. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Oats at the ready: Coming down the lane is a binder being pulled by a tractor with oats ready to be harvested. It’s all part of an old time farm project on Ken Pohl’s land north of town. A special threshing event is set for Oct. 6. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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