Wheat Harvest and Threshing Bee underway this week in Jewell County

wheat harvest


The annual threshing bee sponsored by the Jewell County Historical Society will be held Saturday and Sunday. The bee showcases the way things were once done in Jewell County.

The steam engines, binders and threshing machines known as separators that were once common throughout Jewell County have been replaced by giant machines known as self-propelled combines. But the combines have seen little use this year as the continuing drought has cut the yield.

Small rain showers have slowed the harvest this year but there is such a need for rain complaints are few.

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