Wade toiled early and late, doing part of the chores and double her share of the Spring plowing
that Martin, as well as Nellie, could attend school in Fallon.
That was so much a part of farming in our area that it became a verb: Between spring plowing
and fall harvesting, we were busy "summer fallowing." Not many of us young "night shift" employees of that era remain today.
Unlike traditional ski boats that have a hook (curve down) at the stern to help kick the bow over to minimize the wake, Tige's ConvexV hull sweeps up toward the back of the running surface to help nestle the stern down in the water to start the spring plowing
leaves more crop stubble on the soil surface in the field during the winter, which will reduce wind and water erosion.
leaves crop stubble in the field over winter to capture snow and reduce erosion.
Hannah perches on Sid the donkey during spring plowing
. She loves being part of the action!
Both are clearly present in this picture, which depicts spring plowing
in Wood's native state of Iowa.
Now the spring plowing
, disking, and planting make way for the summer cultivating.
When the spring plowing
was done he asked us if we would like a garden plowed, and he did so.
Today he uses the 122 at a spring plowing
event in Little Falls, Minn.