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 Post subject: Preparing the soil
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:34 am 
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Up in the mountain villages it's time to plough the fields.

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Down in the valleys all the trees are lush green but up in the hills some trees are still in blossom. Here is Susan with a Muslim lady in her fields. Not a particularly good foto but you can see some blossom.

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Nice pictures, Adrian. Keep them coming!

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Do you think Jim remembers driving a team like that?


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Tommy wrote:
Do you think Jim remembers driving a team like that?


Never plowed with animals but I have plowed with a hand powered plow. Might be harder now ... my power ain't what it use to be. :cry:

Adrain .. nice pictures ... I haven't seen clouds like that in months .. dull gray and granular ... around here.

What does Susan do in the villages to help the women?

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Tommy wrote:
Do you think Jim remembers driving a team like that?
I do.

I used a team of mules at first (age 8 or 9, memory is getting poor), plowing our gardens/fields, then a team of ponies later on in my teens to plow our garden.

Luckily, when dad bought 3 miles of bottomland and we had to clear it (with one of those newfangled chansaws rather than the crosscut two man saw), I could use and old second hand tractor dad had just bought.

I hated hoeing 3 mile rows of corn the next year...


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Jim Wright wrote:
What does Susan do in the villages to help the women?


I have done lots of farming with the women and helped in all the stages of tobacco production. This has included digging, spreading muck, tamping down seeds, picking tobacco leaves and sewing them onto large needles. Later I helped to make little parcels of tobacco leaves. I hope that explains what I've done with the women.

By the way, I don't agree with tobacco production.


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I have not plowed with mules but my wife has. :)

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RonKiley wrote:
I have not plowed with mules but my wife has. :)


Were you sitting under a shade tree making sure she kept at it??? :laughing:

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No it was her father. She actually rode the lead mule to keep it straight while her father walked behind the plow yelling at her to keep the mules heading straight.

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I just used "gee" and "haw" for that!


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