I was out for a walk the other day and saw these big beasties parked at the side of the field…… they’re enormous!
I was thinking how things had changed and saw this picture, which I photographed with my phone, on the wall in a pub nearby.
I wonder what the people who used to plough with heavy horses would have made of these massive machines ripping up the fields.
Apparently they don’t plough anymore – they scratch the top of the field and at the same time drill it (put the seeds in) and flatten it as they go. One pass and the whole lot is done. Before they would have ploughed, then harrowed then drilled the seeds and maybe even had more to do.
The fields don’t look as picturesque anymore but I gather it may prevent run off and keep soil structure intact better so I guess it could be a better system, but I kinda miss the olden days!!