Monday, April 25, 2016
Tractor Time - A New Flavor
Finally got to hook up the two bottom plow I bought late last fall and plowed up what is ear-marked as this year's Buckwheat plot. I hope I have better luck with it than I did last year.
The ground sure did look good though....
I actually didn't do too bad a job for someone who has never plowed a field before. Managed to only make the rows a little curvy. I plan on plowing this little section a few more times and waiting until about mid-June to sow the seeds this year. Last year I put them in too early and while I got some good sprouts and even some flowering that the bees loved the late rains killed the crop off.
I probably should have used the 861 diesel or the 850 for this plowing job but I didn't want to unhook the post hole drill from the 850 nor risk messing up the half complete paint job on the 861. The old 8N did a fine job. Never hit one rock at all and the soil was just a little moist yet but turned over well. I did find some left over roots from some of the small weed trees that I had removed from this section last year though but the plow went through em like butter. I will plow this section at least another time or two before tilling it next month.
Now I know many of you saw the "Tractor Time" heading and went "OHHHHH YAAAA" so I don't want to leave you Jonesin. Keep in mind however I am doing a daily "Tractor Time"post from the Twitter feed you can find linked to the right as well....
I guess these tractors could pull a plow just as well as the 8N....
This last one might be a bit over powered for a two bottom plow though.
Ain't Spring great!!!!