An Unusual Sight for 2021

 Well....... this isn't something I thought I'd see on a bike ride around one of the village back-lanes.

Sheaves of Wheat - looking just as they would have done a hundred years ago and that reminded me that among my treasured photos is this little photo from about 1929 or 30 showing a binder just as they used above.

 The photo is of my Gran (who I never knew as she died when I was one) on the binder, my grandad standing on the right by the horse and up on the horse are my Auntie Winnie, her twin brother - my real Dad Edwin and my Uncle (who became my Dad after my real dad was killed in a motorbike accident just before I was born). The man on the left is named on the back of the photo as Bill Green who must have been helping with the harvest on the farm at Ringshall, a village not far from Stowmarket. 

Sadly after my Gran died my Grandad sold up the farm so I never got to experience farm life but maybe our 23 years on the smallholding was always meant to be.

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