|Peder Mørk Mønsted
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to harvest...
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. Ecc 3:1,2,12,13
|Peder Mørk Mønsted, again
|Kirsty Bonning (watercolor!)
One notable thing about sheaves or shocks of grain is that the grain can be harvested shortly after it begins dry-down, thereby minimizing the loss of grain to lodging, birds or simply dropping out of the heads.
It is my opinion that mechanized harvest is less forgiving of harvesting too early due to issues of mold but more forgiving of harvesting later as less grain is lost.
It was hot, dusty work.
Hat-tip to Lucas Machias for the idea.