River valley harvest

Now that the majority of the hay is in farms in the area have turned their attention to the first grain harvests. Below are some images of a wheat harvest taking place on the Susquehanna river bottom. The first shows a combine moving through the mature crop. After the combine moves through the remaining stubble is baled to make straw. The second image shows baling with a kicker; the latter is a terrific machine which launches the bale into the trailing wagon (rather than requiring that a helper ride the wagon to remove the bales from the baler and stack them). The last shows the completed straw harvest. The whole process was completed very quickly (in only a few hours) by just two people … amazing.

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