Brueghel comes to rural China

Village near Yellow Sheep River, Gansu province, western China, 9am today. Harvest time:

In the middle and background: stacks of hay, waiting to be collected in carts drawn by people or cattle. The people in the middle and foreground are threshing the wheat and winnowing it the old-fashioned way, by tossing shovelsful in the air and letting the wind carry off the chaff. The village's houses are built around courtyards, with families and animals living inside each compound's walls. The line running through the picture is fiber for internet connections, which bypass this village but go to a nearby small town.