Horse team (Spring agriculture ). Photo by Cowgazer
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Horse team

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Saturday April 27, 2013


Caption: The only horse team to attend, recent hard times in farming and high fuel costs probably prevented more from turning up.

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10. minnesotamom
1:19 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
Amen to that, Peter! Over here in the U.S. dairy farmers are still being paid the same price for their milk per gallon that was paid back in the 1950's!! Having worked in the barns with them I found it's all the middle-men that jack the price up so high by the time it hits the store shelves--the farmer sees only a few cents per gallon for that milk. It's really wrong.
LOVE this photo of the beautiful blondes!! It's good to see someone is still working horses--in a few years it will only be part of history.
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9. Cowgazer
6:25 PM GMT on April 30, 2013
It has always puzzled me why farm folk are paid so poorly when by their labours they feed the world, an artist with a pile of bricks can sell it for millions, some twisted logic at work somewhere.
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8. IndianaJohn
12:05 PM GMT on April 30, 2013
Great horses. It was great men who worked the land with their horses.
Their grandsons and great grandsons are reviled today, for producing food and feed that we can all afford.
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7. nanapoo
2:23 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
Disappointed only one team of horses made it there, but at least they did and they are GORGEOUS! I love watching the teamwork between the human and "beast". (we know they are not really beast!) Looks like the weather could have been a little better but you did an excellent photo journalism of this wonderful event! Thanks for sharing for us to enjoy too.
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6. Doesiedoats
2:00 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
Thanks to you, Peter, for sharing
this great series.
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5. Cowgazer
7:40 PM GMT on April 27, 2013
Not much Arable this way, so they are ploughing for stockfeed Turnips and re-seed grass. This is the third last contest of the season, some travelled 200 miles to take part. Many thanks to you all for your comments
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4. polishprinz1
7:38 PM GMT on April 27, 2013
Peter... in the 80's, i did the research gardens in south Florida for Troy-bilt and Garden-way in winter months on my farm for tillers and equipment for about 7-8 years. the TV shows were 'Dick Raymond's Gardens'. And i recall my early days with horse teams on my uncle's farm in southern Ohio...
Dick Miller, North Florida USA...
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3. WurzelDave
7:18 PM GMT on April 27, 2013
We tend to have ploughing matches in my area in September, i've never been. Great 'hark back to yesteryear' pic.
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2. Cowgazer
6:28 PM GMT on April 27, 2013
Thanks for the comment, horses must have been great company on lonely days in the field, I always wanted one with a cart when I was out fencing. I would walk a length then walk back to fetch the tractor up, a horse would have followed on saving me miles.
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1. Crucescruiser
6:19 PM GMT on April 27, 2013
My granddad had a team on Perchons (spelling), voice trained. When he was picking corn, I'd ride on the buckboard of the wagon.

Thank you for the memories.
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About Cowgazer


I am Peter, brought up in the center of Manchester, UK. But was a square peg in a round hole there, worked 33 years as stockman in dairy farming then made redundant. Luckily got a job managing a garden nursery for a couple of years, but had to leave as tenancy came to an end. Couldn't find work so relocated to Wales and am now a self-employed gardener, great move, good things come out of hard times. Digital tech has made photography affordable to me and I love it, compliments my walking and Birdwatching. At present on a steep learning curve, new things are always good, stretch your mind and keep you sane-ish.

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