As it turns out, every year on the 3rd weekend in August the Huntley Project Museum in Huntley Montana plays host to a Thrashing Bee.  If you've never been to a Thrashing Bee or don't know what one is, it's about time you found out.

The four of us, Joe, Teri, Shawn and Ray headed for Huntley Sunday morning for the second day of the festivities and walked back in time when we went through the gates.

Basically a Thrashing Bee consists of tractors of all vintages going all the way back to 1900.  Powered by Steam, gasoline and kerosene.

The idea is for the operators of the tractors to power equipment ranging from wheat thrashers to sawmills.

We walked around the grounds for better than three hours checking out the equipment and watching these machines supply power to do things from milling flour to cutting shake shingles.

The pictures pretty much say it all when it comes to what was going on.

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