The Museum Collection - Farming
Due to restrictions in space, most of the agricultural items displayed related to small scale one man operations.
These include seed and grass sowers, feed chopping devices, and a good collection of hand tools. At the most basic agricultural level we have a shaped zinc basin which was used for hand broadcast sowing - a technique which is straight hangover from biblical days.
There are several exhibits relating to harvesting, including scythes, sickles of all shapes and sizes, hay sampling rods and a portable winnowing machine, again hand powered.
We also have several excellent scale working models of larger machinery, including a threshing machine, a hay lift and a portable horse drawn steam engine, of the sort used by farming contractors at the end of the 19th century.