We got a ride in the horse drawn cart while they carried the wheat bundles from the harvest field over to the threshing machine. The cart was loaded with fresh cut wheat.
The horses pulled our cart
The wheat was hoisted up and loaded into the steam powered machine
And out came husked wheat on one end wheat
And Bales of Hay on the Other End and Isn't that guy a dead ringer for Pettersson from Pettersson and Findus? Here is a little video of the process
After the horses were unharnessed from the cart, SwedeGirl got to go for a horse ride There were various old engines and farm equipment on display, and a number of old grinding stones.
The old spelling of Simrishamn, with a 'C', Cimbrishamn, the largest village near SwedeDaddy's childhood home
Now a days things are done more efficientlyThe festival had a small collection of tents with local vendors, a bouncy house, and food.
This was the competition for strongest man and woman. They were cheering this woman on, in the competition of who could hold the buckets up the longest. This vendor was selling linen, and demonstrating how the bundles of raw linen are crushed, combed, and spun into thread. This fellow makes brushes from animal hair. This little brush is made from human hair, just for fun. Most of his bristles are made from goat and horse hair. We met a woman who keeps 35 angora bunnies. They keep escaping and breeding, and they are so cute she just keeps them all. She uses the fur to spin yarn and make felted angora crafts. These were so soft! We bought these little bunnies from her to give Swedegirl's teachers from last year. We wanted to give them a little gift, toys for the classroom, as a thank you when we see them this week at the back to school fika/ coffee. And there was food...Fresh and varied tomatoes, my favorite! The typical Swedish fresh produce selection- roots. A variety of onions, potatoes, carrots, and beets. The apples are coming in! These fresh tart ones were just 1 kronor each.