So we are heading out to the Reese Thomas farm near Milestone for our first 620 CKRM Country Cook out for 2016!
620 CKRM is once again teaming up with Markusson New Holland and Warner Industries to bring you the much anticipated return of the CKRM Country Cookouts!
You could win a complete roast beef dinner (with ALL the fixings) from Peg’s Kitchen, along with a visit from the 620 CKRM crew, right to your farm! From your quonset to the middle of the ‘back 40′, we’ll deliver wherever you are (we mean it!). Roast beef, cabbage rolls, perogies, and a full variety of beverages…it’s our way to celebrate harvest with the farming community and give your hard-working crew in the field a delicious meal and your hard-working crew in the kitchen a much deserved break
Keep listening for the sound of the dinner bell.
We’ve come a long way since our grandparents fed the world!
The first step at harvest time is binding the wheat. This labor intensive step involves getting the binder ready – checking all of the “knotters”, the canvases, and throughly greasing it. The height and amount of straw can have an impact on how smoothly the binder runs. In the past, the wheat bundles might lay in the field for a little while prior to being “shocked”. Shocking wheat involved balancing 3 bundles upright against themselves, and setting one on the top to prevent the wheat from rotting or deteriorating in the field while you waited for the threshing machine to come to your field.
What an exciting time it was on the farm when the threshing machine and crew arrived!
1. Sheaves enter by the Feeder Chain and ties are cut by Band Cutter.
2.Teeth of Main Cylinder and Concave cause kernels to be knocked out of the heads.
3.Chaff and stalk continue along Straw Walkers as more kernels drop down into the Grain Pan.
4.chafer Sieve cleans even more chaff from the grain and chaff is blown out by the Blower Stacker.
5.both unthreshed heads and clean grain drop down to the Show Sieve.
6.Grain still not threshed drops into Tailing Auger and via the Return Elevator goes through the entire threshing process again.
7.Clean grain goes up the grain Elevator, into the Bagger and then into a Weighing Device which trips every 1/2 bushel.