Harvest by hand revived
Published: 20 Sep 2012 13:000 comments
This age-old tradition was revived last week when Patrick Murphy and Francie Doherty, set out to harvest wheat on land at Lisgoole where farmer, Derek Thornton has been growing it.
The crop was cut by scythe and hook, so that the straw is cut long and kept undamaged for strawcraft at the Mummer's Centre this autumn. This particular straw will be made into harvest love-knots.