Brian & Tom Mizon
Master Thatchers
CB21 4QR

Telephone:-  01223 892861

Mobile:- 07768 250308

Long Straw Harvest

                                                                              Long straw cutting 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.

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

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.


An old picture of Bill Mizon stooking sheaves.

A field of square head master turns red when ripening.

Harold Potter cutting a field of Maris Widgeon at Horseheath.