PHOTO GALLERY: Harvesting wheat at Ravenswood farm
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | 8:17 p.m. CDT
Wayne Watson drives a combine around a wheat field at Ravenswood farm just outside of Boonville on Wednesday. The 42 remaining acres of wheat on the Ravenswood farm took two days to harvest.
Ravenswood farm harvested its 42 acres of wheat Wednesday and Thursday of the past week. Ravenswood had an additional 53 acres of wheat that had to be burned because it grew unevenly because of the harsh winter.
This is Ravenswood's second year to grow wheat for harvest. The farm has been in the Leonard name for six generations, since 1825. It took workers Wayne Watson and George Troupe two days to harvest.
A combine cuts through a wheat field at Ravenswood farm on Wednesday afternoon. Ravenswood workers had to burn 53 acres of wheat on their farm because it grew unevenly due to the harsh winter.
Wayne Watson uses a combine to harvest wheat on one of the fields at Ravenswood farm outside of Boonville.
The Ravenswood plantation farmhouse was built in 1880 on 2,000 acres of farmland and has been in the Leonard family for six generations. The home remains furnished in original decor from the 1800s and is open for tours Friday through Monday.
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