Plowing "Over North"
In these photos, alfalfa was being plowed under so the field can be prepared for the next crop (corn).
I love the feel and smell of freshly plowed earth, and recently seeing plows in the fields brought back a lot of memories.
It was common, especially on the home place for seagulls from Ocean Lake to follow the plow and gobble up worms from the turned soil. Other birds joined the gulls in the feeding frenzy.
|nearing the end of the field|
|plow heads polished by the soil|
|at the top of the filed, preparing to make another round|
Other types of plows are used for various reasons. Farming Equipment Canada has a good post on the types of plows.
Once the field was plowed, my brother(s) would use other equipment - floats, discs, etc. to prepare the field for planting. I often wonder how technology has changed equipment and farming.