Sunday, 30 August 2009

No more ploughing

I only found out the other day that farmers don't plough fields after the harvest very often any more. The scrape the ground with the equipment in the photo, allow plants to germinate then kill them off with weedkiller before planting the new crop.

Incidently the old part of the barn in the background is where Thomas Hardy's Tess had a hard time cutting up root crops.