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- September 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm #43977Ed ThayerParticipant
A huge thanks to the Perry farm for hosting the 2012 Draft Animal Powered Annual Gathering, weather was awesome, the turnout was great and it was nice to see all the folks again. If this event doesn’t energize you about the future of draft work, I don’t know what will. Thanks to everyone for their support and efforts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_-VMveTkYs&feature=youtu.beSeptember 17, 2012 at 12:03 am #74620
Look at that bling belt!September 17, 2012 at 1:20 am #74625
Here is some of the video I took. Great weekend!September 17, 2012 at 5:52 am #74624CharlyBonifazMember
wish, I could have been there
looks like so much interesting stuff!September 17, 2012 at 9:50 am #74616Carl RussellModerator
CarlSeptember 17, 2012 at 10:51 am #74621
Here is one from Rick Thomas…September 17, 2012 at 11:26 am #74619Does’ LeapParticipant
Thanks for the great videos. We are busy with Farmer’s Market during the weekend and I am sorry to have missed the event. Did anyone get any details (and more pictures) on the ground-drive forecart?
GeorgeSeptember 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm #74631Kevin CunninghamParticipant
I am officially jealous at this point. I am glad that I can at least see the videos from the event. I heard there was going to be a pioneer homesteader at the event did anyone get a look at it. What do you think?September 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm #74626
@CharlyBonifaz 36513 wrote:
wish, I could have been there
looks like so much interesting stuff!
Elke, we need to start planning an International Gathering for the near future.September 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm #74633fogishParticipant
Tim, in your video were the two Bay horses at 2:00-2:30 Brabants?September 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm #74627
I think they were Brabant x Morgan but I could well be wrong. Maybe someone else knows for sure.September 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm #74618JeanParticipant
Were they Herb’s horses? From NY state? If so, I think they are belgain/percheron crosses. If they are not Herb’s horses, they look just like them.September 17, 2012 at 11:26 pm #74622
They were full Brabants….Neal Perry’s new team. The mare is bred to Neal’s Morgan stallion, Ben…so there may be a morgan/brabant cross on the way. Very nice team!September 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm #74623dominiquer60Moderator
The Homesteader was there, they tried it out on freshly plowed sod on a hillside, it was determined that this was not the appropriate application of this tool. It works better on flatter ground that A) sod has rotted well and worked in B) Clods have been broken down and a good seed bed has been prepared. The discs are light an may be fine for sandy soil or a smooth no sod plow down, but I think since they are spread apart they may be best to use for between crops and could be great for hilling corn. I saw it go at Horse Progress days and it really shines in a good garden that is cultivated regularly (using the Homesteader for just such purposes:)September 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm #74632Kevin CunninghamParticipant
Erika, thanks for the review. I am considering investing this next season and given all of those considerations it still seems like the best all around tool for the job.
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