(Atlantic) A threshing demonstration is set for 11:00 a.m. at the Cass County Fair this morning. This process began on July 17, when Keith Harlan and Dave Sorenson brought in Harlan’s a ground driven grain binder that was built back in the 1930’s, and mowed down the oats on the fairgrounds.
Then a crew gathered up the bundles and stood six to eight of these upright in a shock and they have been drying for the past 11-days.
This morning bundles will be hauled to a threshing machine and the oats will be separated from the chaff. Alan Zellmer, a member of the grounds committee is inviting people to bring their restored equipment to the fairgrounds just before 10:00 a.m.
“We want people to bring in their restored equipment that they have stuffed back in their sheds,” proclaims Zellmer. “We’re not going to really have a show for ribbons, we are going to show the pieces of equipment and tell what it does because I have never seen one of these run. I’ve seen parts and pieces laying in the ditch, but never knew how it worked or what it does.”
Zellmer says the idea is to have people come to the fairgrounds and watch and talk about how things were done years and years ago.
“Generally, they come and talk about how they did it or just tell some old stories,” mentions Zellmer. “This just kinds of shows how far we have come along over the years.”
Zellmer says the grain will be sold to horse owners and the money collected from this will be used for a Cass County Fair project to be decided at a later date.
July 28, 2013