The early days of harvest included some muscle-aching work with workers pulling long hours. After the crops had been cut and laid in bunches by sickle or scythe and later by the first horse-drawn binders, the workers would follow behind to gather them all and stack them up together in sheaves, which were left standing across the fields as far as the eye could see. They were later stacked into the wagons and brought in and spread on a hard surface where they were threshed with sticks, horses, or flail. Much has changed over the years but the grand and proud tradition and thrill of the fall harvest will always remain the same. Photo courtesy of the Fort Ostell Museum

Remember When: Stooking back in the early days of farming

Looking back to when farmers in Ponoka collected harvested grains by hand.

Looking back to when farmers in Ponoka collected harvested grains by hand.

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