July 19, 2015
Today is the first day of harvesting. That is the most important thing in linen culture - an optimal time of field cleaning. Don’t you know that flax is not mowed, like wheat, but pulled out with the roots? This process is called «trifling». Pulled up flax tied into sheaves and dried, then threshed sheaves are untied and thinly layered on the sloping meadows and fields. The stems of flax should get wet in the rain and snow. This is a the complex of nature biochemical processes, during which the pectin is destroyed and the fiber becomes "free". So now we are harvesting the flax stems to prepare for next phase of nature fiber exemption.