Every little tidbit I find adds to the Veterans' project - and why I keep asking Veterans and the families of deceased Veterans to share their military pictures and information with me. BUT if I have to I'll find what I can elsewhere.
Seeding a field in Texas
The Lage family lived near Plainview, Hale County, Texas, for a while until moving back to Manning.
Cutting ?? with a sickle bar mower in Texas.
With the help of Jay Musfeldt - we now think this is a field of Buckwheat.
I'm really stumped with this scene - it appears to be some type of hay/grass piled by hand.
Definitely drilled and not a broadcast seeding and might be connected to the mowing scene above.
I really wonder if all of the cut hay was raked and put into piles with a three-prong pitch fork???
I know they worked hard years ago but this is amazing if they piled it all by hand in this manner!
I'm fairly sure we are now back in the Manning area
I finally have a picture that shows what is providing power for the threshing machine...
In this case a Rumley Oil Pull
A binder cutting and making the oats bundles with a worker stacking them into shocks.
I'm fairly sure this is Glen, Hazel & Ruth Lage (oldest to youngest).
I often comment about finding pictures of my relatives in other people's collections and this is no exception. Here is a picture of one of my Grau connected
family relatives...Florence is the daughter of Charles & Emma (Grau) Pfoltner.
Florence had four children: Roger, Darlene, Doris and Richard.