25AMAZING MAIZE

The corn that was grown at that time was an earlier variety of the domesticated corn grown today. It’s height, taste and harvesting time were variable, and differed from season to season. This corn had to be handpicked, and was extremely labour intensive and time-consuming.

Sam Oakes’ threshing outfit.  This is a threshing machine.  The farmer dumps the grain onto the belt, and then the grain is separated from the stalk.
Sam Oakes' threshing outfit. This is a threshing machine. The farmer dumps the grain onto the belt, and then the grain is separated from the stalk.
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