Methods of threshing grain.

Title - Methods of threshing grain.
Contributors - Hector Kennedy
Reporters - Dr Margaret Ann MacKay

Summary - Methods of threshing grain.

The contributor describes the parts of a flail. The làmh-chrann [handle] was made of white softwood, whereas the part that was threshing the corn was made of hardwood, which would last for a long time. The two parts were tied together with strips of pigskin or sheepskin, which was more durable than rope.

He then describes the processes of threshing, càthadh [winnowing], collecting the seed on tarpaulins, sifting the seed, and finally putting it into sacks.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:12:14
Date Recorded - 1974.07.11
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 74447
Original Tape ID - SA1974.146
Original Track ID - SA1974.146.A1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Argyllshire
  Parish - Tiree
  Island - Tiree

Item Location:
  County - Argyllshire
  Parish - Tiree
  Island - Tiree

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