Plowing

Just getting in a little plowing practice with a half acre field for next year’s trees.  I’m surprised at how much subtle skill is required to do a good job at plowing.  The worse one does, the rougher the terrain is at the end of the process.  A block plowed now will hold trees for the next 10 years and since we don’t use any herbicides, we have a lot of mowing maintenance to do.  The rougher the field, the longer it takes, uses more gas & equipment wear, AND bounces me all of the tractor seat like you wouldn’t believe.  My goal is to even this as much as possible — a few extra hours now will save many, many hours over ten years.

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