Steve Burwash Working the Fields (ca. 1944)

Steve Burwash
Steve Burwash

Here is a young and handsome Steve Burwash working the fields in Ohop Valley on the Kjelstad farm.

“My dad on the horse drawn tedder,” says his daughter Mary Burwash Chalberg. “I think the horse in the picture is old Frank, but I’m not 100 percent sure.”

Some of you may already know what a tedder is, but if not, here’s the Wikipedia definition: A tedder (also called hay tedder) is a machine used in haymaking. It is used after cutting and before windrowing, and uses moving forks to aerate or “wuffle” the hay and thus speed-up the process of hay-making.

Photo courtesy of Mary Burwash Chalberg.

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