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Volunteers thresh wheat using an old-fashioned Threshing machine at the 20th annual Harvest Fest at The Kusileks’ Hillside Farm Sunday, Aug. 25. The machine is driven by a belt attached to the tractor. It splits the wheat grain from the straw which is used as bedding for animals. The grain will be used for flour.

Rural past comes to life at Harvest Fest

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David Kusilek and about 50 family and friend volunteers brought a few pieces of farming history to life over the weekend with the chugging of old tractors and the whirring, humming and even roaring of antique farm implements.


“It’s just a whole different world,” Kusilek said.

Kusilek and the volunteers held their 20th annual Harvest Fest at the Kusilek Hillside Farm, N10175 690th Ave., from Friday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 25.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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