KrisK Posted October 22, 2007 Report Share Posted October 22, 2007 This past weekend, my neighbour hosted his annual plowing get together. There were 11 different teams, mostly Percherons and Belgians but there was a Suffolk teamed with a Clydesdale ( that looked funny because of the size difference). Anyway, my neighbour kindly allows me to handle the plow while he handles the horses. As with any new venture, the KEY is to relax...and we all know how easy it is to relax when you're trying something new! I managed to plow 4 furrows in a reasonable manner. At least they weren't wandering all over the fields! It seems that now that I have done 4 furrows, I'm no longer a beginner! LOL - I'm an apprentice There is a certain joy in actually 'feeling' the earth that way. One of the fellows there is a retired teacher. He uses his team exclusively for all his farm work, from plowing to logging. He has an extraordinary team of Belgians and a mannerism that is so genuine and gentle when speaking about why he loves this way of working. What a pleasure to hear him speak. If you ever have an opportunity to give this a try...I highly recommend it! I sure hope I can retire sooner....rather than later. I'd love to have a team to just work with at my leisure. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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