Farm museum to host threshing day on July 8

The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host its Threshing Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8.

This Threshing Day will be dedicated to Wesley Berry, who passed away the early part of this year, reported Wayne Smith. He was the first life member of the museum. A plaque will be given to his family this day.

There will be a threshing machine demonstration, with antique combines and binding machines, said Smith. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be for sale.

Threshing is the process of loosening the edible part of grain from the scaly, inedible chaff that surrounds it, he said.

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