Over the coming weeks we will be compiling a collection of photos from our album of past and present Farrington Farmers at Bottom Farm, Northamptonshire. Feel free to share them.
Enjoying a rest. Duncan's Great Uncle, Lance Farrington (on the right) next to Duncan's Grandfather, Fredrick Farrington.
Ridging up the soil in preparation for planting potatoes.
"Separating the wheat from the chaff." Duncan's great Grandfather, George Farrington taking the wheat back to the threshing barn where the wheat seed would be threshed from the straw.
Harvesting wheat with binder machines leaving the complete seed and straw in sheaves before being taken away to thresh at a later date.
Duncan's Great Uncle, Walter Hawes hoeing weeds between young potato plants.
Feeding the pigs.
Milking the cows, sitting on traditional three legged milking stool.
Sacks of threshed wheat ready to go to Whitworths flour mill at Wellingborough. Everything was man handled, with a sack of beans 18 stones (114Kg).
Italian prisoners of war working on the farm. Tractors were a little more simple than today - and a lot less comfortable before Mr Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre!
Cutting and laying a hedge to keep it stock proof.
Walter Hawes planting potatoes.
Robert and Duncan Farrington harvesting Linseed around 1990.