Chuck Gardner and Charley Cheever of rural Gruver held their first-ever threshing bee this past Sunday. Gardner wanted to hold to the event to commemorate the 1928 Avery threshing machine that his great-grandfather owned, and they also used the same model of tractor. Friends and neighbors quite literally “pitched in” to make it a community effort. While some may have found it a “shocking experience” to see the oats shocks stacked in the field, it was a great time to honor the farming of yesteryear. Charley’s daughter, Hanna, even dressed the part of a pioneer-era rider on her horse.
EDN photos by Michael Tidemann