Mitteleuropa, Rheinland - Anlegen einer Lehmtenne

Central Europe, Rhineland - Making a Loam Threshing Floor

After the old loam-floor is removed the ground is covered with dry loam, sprinkled with water and wedged by two cows, which are led across the loam. After that the children of the village compress the loam further playing circle games and the final smoothness of the surface is reached with the use of wooden beaters.