Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Farming Post

Harvesting the Oilseed Rape while the good weather holds.












Not quite ploughing and not quite disc harrowing, a mixture of both really. Small shears (on the front of the implement drag shallow in the harvested soil and the disc harrows level and break down the clods of earth. 

There are so many different farm implements now that get pulled behind tractors. It use to be straightforward and simple; a plough, a disc harrow, a roller and a chain harrow.



16 comments:

  1. a job well done and a great series too Roy; got to love the country

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  2. Mooie serie over het boerenwerk ,maar wat een prachtig materiaal hebben ze tegenwoordig.

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    1. Thanks Nic. Ja ze hebben een aantal fantastische machines en ze kosten veel aan.
      Thanks Nic. Yes they have some fantastic machines and they cost a lot to.

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  3. Lovely to see the work on the farm. You you need a 'insect' fix, go over to my blog today! Not as good as your but learning!

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  4. Farm machinery seems to get bigger, and more expensive, every year Roy. No wonder many farmers have to hire things these days.

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    1. Yes John, I would think that Harvester was a about £250,000 and the tractor about £140,000.

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  5. Hey Roy...Fascinating the machinery,and the way it works!!
    My Uncle was a potato farmer, and the prices of machinery put him in the ground!!

    Grace

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    1. Its all rather expensive now and very complicated GG.

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  6. These machines are quite impressive!
    This a good time in the season to see animals although most of the raptors like Black kites are going back to their winter grounds now!
    Our fields here have bee harvested a couple of ago already.
    Very nice pictures and interesting footage, Roy!
    Keep well!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, there are still a lot of butterflies about, but the bird population will change soon, Summer species migrating and then a gap before the winter ones arrive.

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  7. I can imagine that plowing and harrowing in the pass helps save on the diesel costs.

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  8. What a huge machines they have there for now huh.
    Great to see. Unfortunately no yellow colored fields more;-)

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