Homer threshing bee returns

-Messenger file photo by Hans Madsen
Volunteer Rhett Skeel, of Webster City, pitches a fork full of hay into an antique baler in Homer in 2017.
-Messenger file photo by Hans Madsen April Patten, of Ogden, kept busy at the West Central Region Cockshutt & Co-Op Club threshing bee in Homer in 2017, hand inserting the wire into an antique bailing machine - and as a bonus - got her hair full of straw. She also helped pitch hay into the machine.
-Messenger file photo by Hans Madsen Denny Chase, of Otho, sits on his 1953 Model 30 Cockshutt tractor in 2017 as its being used to power an antique hay bailing machine at the West Central Region Cockshutt & Co-Op Club threshing bee in Homer.
-Messenger file photo by Hans Madsen Jane and Glenn Lee, of Woolstock, look over some of the antique tractors on display Saturday at the West Central Region Cockshutt & Co-Op Club threshing bee in Homer in 2017.

HOMER — The West Central Region Cockshutt & Co-op Club will hold the annual Antique Threshing Bee at Homer, located eight miles north of Stratford on Hamilton County Road R21. The event will feature Minneapolis Moline, Depression-era tractors and Cockshutt 40, antique demonstrations and displays, a primitive farm museum, wood planing, Cecil Widick family antique sawmill, oat threshing, corn shelling, baling, ham radio demoes, and a juried swap meet.

There will be a pancake breakfast provided by the Lions Club from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, weather permitting, there will be a tractor ride from Homer around Brushy Creek State Recreationn Area. This will begin at 9 a.m.

Contact Don Lamb at 515-408-0664 or email jlstevens8@gmail.com

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