Threshing day at John Knox’s farm

Threshing day at John Knox's farm on the vow road, Bendooragh, Ballymoney. inbm42-15 s
Threshing day at John Knox's farm on the vow road, Bendooragh, Ballymoney. inbm42-15 s

Bendooragh was recently given a glimpse of the rural past when John Knox’s farm hosted a threshing day.

Local photographer Petula Blair was on hand to capture some of the scenes of the day which raised funds for Diabetes UK and the Heart Foundation.

Threshing is the process of loosening the edible part of cereal grain (or other crop) from the scaly, inedible chaff that surrounds it.

It is the step in grain preparation after harvesting and before winnowing, which separates the loosened chaff from the grain.

Thanks to Petula for sharing her photographs with the Times.