Over the past two days, Farmer Ian and the draft horses 'got in the oats,' as they say. Planting happened on Wednesday, and packing--going over the field with a roller--was finished just this morning. Now what the oats need is some rain. The spring to date hasn't had many good soaking rains. North Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania are official "Abnormally Dry" according to the US Drought Monitor, and Mercer County will be soon if we don't get some showers.
Planting photos by Jeff Kelly.
The Furrow is the online newsletter of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. We will be updating this site about once a week with crop reports and other insights into life on a horse-drawn living history farm.
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