Threshing Days show days of old

2018 Country Threshing Days, held in Goessel Aug. 3-5, kicked off with sawmill demonstrations followed by threshing and field demonstrations. For three days, attendees could participate in various activities from demonstrations such as corn binding, shelling, ensilage chopping and plowing to pedal tractor pulls and large engine startups.

Activities were available for all ages. Children enjoyed visiting farm animals and Uncle Milt’s Shed children’s activities. On Saturday morning, a parade of engines of all types was held on Main Street. Other activities included a 4-on-4 sand volleyball tournament, a 5k run, landscape painting and more.

Authentic German food was available all three days for all meals.

Ted Housos serves as steerman of a steam powered plow while son, Chris Housos operates it during demonstration at Threshing Days last weekend. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press
Ted Housos serves as steerman of a steam powered plow while son, Chris Housos operates it during demonstration at Threshing Days last weekend. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press
Tractors from the ages were displayed at Threshing Days in Goessel last weekend. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press
Tractors from the ages were displayed at Threshing Days in Goessel last weekend. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press
Other vehicles were displayed during the plow demonstration. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press
Other vehicles were displayed during the plow demonstration. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press
Plow demonstration from days past was one of the highlights of the Goessel Threshing Days last week. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press
Plow demonstration from days past was one of the highlights of the Goessel Threshing Days last week. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press