I av it, I av it, I av it

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When the very last sheaf of wheat or corn was harvest, the bundle was held aloft. A traditional shout of " I 'av it, I 'av it, I ' av it" from the worker would be returned with " What 'av e? what 'av e? what 'av e?"…

" I 'av a nek!".

A nek was the term for the last sheaf of harvest and symbolic of a successful crop and food source ready for the coming winter. It also meant the work force was allowed a short break to celebrate with food and ale before returning to the fields to prepare for the next crop.

The ale was traditionally served up in an earthenware harvest jug decorated with images of the harvest and simple poems.

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