Thursday, August 11, 2022

"OSHA? Never heard of her."

This shot of the big thresher in Pioneer Village was from the 2018 State Fair...

Sony a7 II & FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

And here's the thresher in 2022...

Nikon D300S & 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR ED

I don't know if that's the same thresher all restored and shiny, or a different one. Either way, it's cool to watch it in action.

Though combines have long replaced threshers (and reapers, hence the name "combine") for commercial agricultural use, old school towed threshers are still a thing in Amish country.

Threshers were expensive hardware, so they'd get towed from farm to farm around a community.