Before there was horsepower, well, there was horsepower!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

Before we had horsepower, well, we had horsepower

We didn’t always have John Deer tractors in our lives to make farming easier with their large wheels and huge horse power. Before there was horsepower, well, there was horsepower and the tools we had to plow the fields were pulled by one, maybe two horses, but, that was all the horse power it needed.

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Eric Michael
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Todd, great reminder of the days long forgotten. I hope with the way the world is heading, we don't end up there again. This time Without horses!

Aug 28, 2011 12:35 PM #2
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Gerry Michaels
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Here in the Gettysburg Pa area, the Amish and Mennonite communities still use horses for field and buggies. It is pretty cool to see

Aug 28, 2011 12:40 PM #3
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Todd, So very true, less than 100 years ago, most of the farm work in rural Utah was done by actual horse power.

Aug 28, 2011 03:42 PM #4
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
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So much easier and so much more productive with the John Deer as well as better for the horse.

Mel

Aug 28, 2011 04:09 PM #5
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Janna Scharf
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True that.  Hey, this reminds me of a picture I remember taking a while back.  I wonder if I can find it to compare....  Here it is!  I guess great minds think alike! :-)

Horsepower

 

Aug 28, 2011 06:08 PM #6
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Cal Yoder
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Amish Farmer in Lititz, PATodd, a good reminder of the differences one experiences from yesterday to today. Or some still have that horsepower.

Cal

Aug 28, 2011 08:50 PM #7
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Todd,

Classic farm hardware. Where's the cup holder and the padded seat? :)

Steve

Aug 29, 2011 03:30 AM #8
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Janna, the funny part is, I think I was in Idaho when I took that picture. Cal, that is way to cool.





Aug 29, 2011 03:37 AM #9
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Ture story Todd! And some still get their power from a horse's power! Great pic!

Aug 29, 2011 05:32 AM #10
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Hi Todd....Great Photo about a time gone by. You certainly captured a liitle history with this great shot!!

Aug 29, 2011 06:52 AM #11
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Todd,

Congratulations. Your post is now featured in the group "Americana." :)

Steve

Aug 30, 2011 04:36 PM #12
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Todd,

Congratulations. Your post is now featured in "Silent Saturday." :)

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Aug 30, 2011 04:39 PM #13
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Todd,

I've spent may a day on a mower like that!

Behind a tractor of course. Except for taking two people they worked just as good as the PYO tractor mounted ones.

That big John Deere 50 with the large wheels and huge horse power, all of 28.11 horse power at the drawbar.

The last horse drawan mower I saw being used was 3 years ago, by a team on an Amish Farm in central Michigan. Never have seen one with fills, for a single hosre, all had toungs for a team.

Bill

 

Sep 14, 2011 06:34 AM #14
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Cynthia Larsen
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Now all you need is a cooler filled with ice and refreshments :)  That is a photo that could easily have been taken in Sonoma County, CA.

Sep 14, 2011 06:53 AM #15
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Todd, great shot...the good ol days indeed...wish we could get back there sometimes right?

Sep 14, 2011 07:57 AM #16
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Great photo Todd...there is nothing like being reminded of history!  We definitely have it good now, huh?!  :)

 

Sep 14, 2011 10:14 AM #17
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Maggie McFarland
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What a fastastic shot Todd! I love this! It would look great in B & W too!

Sep 14, 2011 03:31 PM #18
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Todd,

What a good reminder of how far we have come. Both of my grandfathers had mowers like that, I can remember my Mothers father using his with a team of mules. But then as our daughter like to remind I was born in the 1st half of the last century.

Sep 14, 2011 03:55 PM #19
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Todd, there are still some Amish farms up in Pennsylvania that use horse-power for their farming. 

Sep 15, 2011 03:09 AM #20
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Everyone is always talking about horsepower this horsepower that. I would take ox power anyday of the week and twice on Saturday! Are they easier to control then a horse??? lol ( J )

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