Spring work
FTLComm - Tisdale - Thursday, May 1, 2008

When I was young before planting farmers had to do their spring work and that meant working up the soil to kill of any weeds and then there was the unpleasant chore of picking rocks before the seeder ventured into the fields.

In today's agricultural world that first tilling of the soil has been replaced with the application of a herbicide to clean up the weeds.

As for picking rocks well we did it with a team and a


stoneboat, a sled that the horses dragged and we picked up the offending rocks and put them on the stone boat to be hauled to the rock pile.

There aren't a lot of rocks in Tisdale fields but there are a few. This farmer (left) is using his quad ATV with a small trailer to do that age old task of gathering up the hard stuff.

Below we can see a field being burned.

Timothy W. Shire

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