Brian & Tom Mizon
Master Thatchers
CB21 4QR

Telephone:-  01223 892861

Mobile:- 07768 250308


Long Straw Harvest  

       Click the link above for cutting thatching straw with a binder




The 2013 harvest starts with the  mccormick deering binder going well. The recently restored Fordson Dexta powers the binder                        


                                                              We have grown our own straw for many yearsThe varieties are normally Square                                                  Head Master or Maris Huntsman. The straw is cut with a binder as above.

                          Square Head Master wheat turns red just befor ripening

                                        By growing our own straw we know how much fertiliser and fungicide has been applied, we grow an old variety of wheat which is tall and hollow. The straw is cut very young when it is still a bit greenish. It is threshed with old machinery.



 The old threshing team above are left to right:
Jack Clark, Ernest Mizon(Grandfather), John Brown, & Bill Mizon (Father


                 Harold Potter cutting a field of Maris Widgeon

 Bill Mizon Harold Potter & Archie Dockeral