The straw is cut as in ordinary harvesting, but is allowed to dry in the sun before binding.
"A good day for harvesting," thought Alpatych.
While busy harvesting, they are exposed to the raids of the Bedouins (verse 9).
Moggridge, Harvesting Ants and Trap-Door Spiders (1873); 33.
As a rule the weather during the harvesting period permits the grain to be gathered safely without damage from sprouting.