McCormick-Deering Threshing Machine

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Comments (8)

Ryan Calhoun on September 11, 2007

Interesting how the machine has no snow. I suppose the sun has been out and the metal warms up faster. It looks wonderful with all those wheels on in. Greetings, Ryan

Lilypon on September 11, 2007

:) I also think it's a treasure and will be returning, sometime soon I hope, to capture it's image(s;) again with the new camera.

ayrshireman on November 9, 2007

Hi Pam that river dose run through peat land for most of its journey to the sea and reaches the sea at the village of Ballantrae on the Ayrshire coast where my family originated from ,it has the most beautiful little harbour built of sandstone which is sadly being washed away buy the sea. I remember seeing similar harvesters working on the local farms years ago we used to have shovles to try and kill the rats as they ran from the straw but we never did catch any , all the best once again from Scotland!!!!

Lilypon on November 9, 2007

LOLOL David I do remember hearing stories about those rats here as well. Grandpa (and my Dad) also told me about the mice that would run up their pant legs.....I'm sure Grandpa did a bit of a Celtic jig in his fields when that happened. ;)

They also had Coyotes circle their hay wagons, in the lean years, hoping to grab one of their dogs. Dad said he and his uncle MacNeil would have their pitch forks out (and the dogs between their legs ;).

TWolfe on April 17, 2008

I grewup just down the road from this machine!! The reason there is so little snow on the rig is mostly because of the wind in the area!! I have lead a blessed life.What the real jem in this area is r the people!! A place that teaches one the importance of comminity and the simple things in life r usually the best!!! Good luck with the photography stop in a local coffee shop and enjoy the people!

Midwestern Girl on April 3, 2011

Threshing machines were once a common sight in our South Dakota farm community. Thankfully, our hometown has preserved the tradition with an annual threshing show that links our current generation to this vanishing farm era.

Lilypon on April 5, 2011

Welcome TWolfe and Midwestern Girl :o)

TWolfe I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to your old stompin' ground and I'll be sure to stop by the coffee shop next time we are in the area.

Midwestern Girl it is indeed wonderful that your area still has a threshing show (no prairie peep should grow up not being aware of what our forefathers went through).

Thank you everyone for your kind words.

trbek on April 20, 2012

truly wonderful pictures! this area is one i have called home for a number of years. It's nice to see that someone else sees the beauty of the area and of the community.. thank you for representing us so graciously

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 12, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Lilypon
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix2650
    • Taken on 2005/01/17 12:05:13
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash