This was done in the kitchen in olden times. All the furniture was taken out. The fire was put out. Then the threshing started. A sheet was put over the fire place. The threshing in those times were done with a flail. This was made with two sticks one of them four feet long and the other two and a half. Then the were tied together with the of an eel. There were two sheaves done at a time. When the threshing was finished the grain was gathered up and put in bags. On a windy day there were brought to a flat field, quilts were spread out on the field. Then the grain was into a basin. The grain that heavy it fell to the ground while the chaff being light blew away. Then the grain was put in bags.
Joseph Rhatigan 11th January 1939.
- Joseph Rhatigan
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