The sowing and planting season is from June to August, and the reaping season from December to February.
A sickle, toothed like a saw, is used for reaping.
The ploughing is done by the men, but women and girls do the reaping.
On his farm Smith carried out his experiments in deep and thorough draining, and also invented a reaping machine, the subsoil plough and numerous other valuable appliances.
Thus, plucking and rubbing the ears of corn was counted a form of reaping and threshing.