CWDigitalDigest Plowing - Vol. V, Episode 12

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Published on Jun 5, 2019

In this episode, we bring you farm knowledge that everyone in the 19th century would have been doing or would have been a familiar with, plowing a field! Historian and The Henry Ford Executive Producer, Brian James Egan, talks about the innovation of the plow and provides a lesson on how to plow a 19th century farm field. Brian again adds more 19th century farming terminology and knowledge for your interests or historic impression.

We want to extend our gratitude to The Henry Ford and the staff at Greenfield Village for their hospitality. Plan a visit to Greenfield Village and the working Firestone Farm. https://www.thehenryford.org/visit/greenfield-village/

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Love the Ag horses getting the spotlight. Great looking matched team. No movement on their part during whole intro talk. Work on verbal cues. Lead looked he was starting to side step the turn on the first pass which is really cool to watch but camera cut away.
No problem getting your 10k steps in back then.
 
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When I lived in Eastern Wake County, we had a 1952 Farmall Super A we would disc and plow our garden with. It is easier than using horses or mules (my dad has plowed with mules before) but not anything like today's tractors with air conditioned cabs that have implements that can do everything. I still do a garden every year but it is only a quarter acre now and it is more for fun than anything else.

We had a neighbor who lived on the other side of the woods behind us growing up who used mule power to plow his fields. Old Man
Davis did not take too kindly to strangers but he was one hard working man. We believe he made a little home brew from the creek
that ran in the woods because we'd often find Mason Jars that smelled like or had small amounts of liquor in them but we never found his still. He had no electricity of running water at his house either. He did have a 1950s vintage Ford pickup truck but that was the most modern convenience that he had.
 
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Published on Jun 5, 2019

In this episode, we bring you farm knowledge that everyone in the 19th century would have been doing or would have been a familiar with, plowing a field! Historian and The Henry Ford Executive Producer, Brian James Egan, talks about the innovation of the plow and provides a lesson on how to plow a 19th century farm field. Brian again adds more 19th century farming terminology and knowledge for your interests or historic impression.

We want to extend our gratitude to The Henry Ford and the staff at Greenfield Village for their hospitality. Plan a visit to Greenfield Village and the working Firestone Farm. https://www.thehenryford.org/visit/greenfield-village/

Website: http://civilwardigitaldigest.com/
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Civil War Digital Digest (CWDD) is your first stop for high quality videos on Civil War history, living history and Michigan Civil War history. Here the avid living historian, relaxed arm chair general and teachers will find resources that both educate and entertain.

CivilWarTalk will feature a CWDD video every Sunday when possible, either the latest offering, or a classic video from the past! Make sure you post your comments about the video below!

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