Le forlé - The threshing
In the days of our grandparents, the months of September and October were dedicated to threshing. The grain was threshed with long sticks, in small groups, while kneeling on the barn floor.
The ideal number of participants in the threshing group was four or six. It was rhythmically beaten on the pile of ears from which the grains would sprout. The work lasted for several weeks and the farming families of the neighborhood used to help each other.
During the work, rhythmic songs were sung that evoked the process itself. An example of a rhythm for a group of four threshers:
Zun cher stloch tloch,
Zun cher stloch tloch.