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Harvesting "Mount Pleasant" 1950s

Picture added on 04 January 2011 at 19:29
Mount Pleasant - where? The farm of that name at Fortrose never had any nice flat fields like this!!
Added by Maimie Paterson on 12 March 2013
A fine sight of bygone times.firstly the farmer went in with the Scythe to do the Roading as they called it then the binder to cut the harvest into Stooks then the Stooking of the sheaves to dry hard work.then the Leading with pitch forks.tractor & trailor & then stacking & then Threshing to Summerlid.s Mill.Ah! yes I remember it well don't know of any flat field's at Mt.Plesant?.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 27 May 2013
Sommerled McDonald had a threshing mill and so did Roddy & Jack Miller...of Mount Pleasant Farm! We had our own mill, but got Sommerled or the Millers for big days threshing.

Added by Maimie Paterson on 03 June 2013
Thanks for reminding me of The Millers Mill.these were the days great excitement when the threshing mill came to town it brought a great sense of Christianity with it everyone mucked in farmer helped farmer.the good wives baked.half yolkin'time was always good to look forward too it's a pity there's not enough Christianity about today like them times.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 13 June 2013
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Field Design 2010 Corslet Farm, Rosemarkie.Tattie SpecialHarvest Mountpleasant farm.   c1960Combining at Flowerburn MainsFirst combineStooking sheavesHarvestingHarvest timeRakeSheaves