Just a few more rounds
The past few days at Howell Farm have been full of plowing. Out in the winter wheat field, just a thin strip of green remains. When this strip gets so thin that just one small sliver is all that's left, it gets a special name: the dead furrow. The dead furrow is the most physically taxing round in the entire field -- at least for the farmer steering the plow. With no wall of soil on the side of the plow to help guide it along, it's all up to the arms of the farmer.
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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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