Before there was horsepower, well, there was horsepower!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

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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Todd Clark (broker w/ Ken's Home Team)
Keller Williams Realty
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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!

August 28, 2011 07:35 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

August 28, 2011 07:40 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.

August 28, 2011 10:42 PM #4
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
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So much easier and so much more productive with the John Deer as well as better for the horse.

Mel

August 28, 2011 11:09 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

 

August 29, 2011 01:08 AM #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

August 29, 2011 03:50 AM #7
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Steve Hoffacker
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Todd,

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

Steve

August 29, 2011 10:30 AM #8
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Todd Clark
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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.





August 29, 2011 10:37 AM #9
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Ture story Todd! And some still get their power from a horse's power! Great pic!

August 29, 2011 12:32 PM #10
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Hi Todd....Great Photo about a time gone by. You certainly captured a liitle history with this great shot!!

August 29, 2011 01:52 PM #11
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Todd,

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

Steve

August 30, 2011 11:36 PM #12
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Todd,

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

Steve

August 30, 2011 11:39 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

 

September 14, 2011 01:34 PM #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.

September 14, 2011 01:53 PM #15
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Todd, great shot...the good ol days indeed...wish we could get back there sometimes right?

September 14, 2011 02:57 PM #16
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Great photo Todd...there is nothing like being reminded of history!  We definitely have it good now, huh?!  :)

 

September 14, 2011 05:14 PM #17
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What a fastastic shot Todd! I love this! It would look great in B & W too!

September 14, 2011 10:31 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.

September 14, 2011 10:55 PM #19
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Todd, there are still some Amish farms up in Pennsylvania that use horse-power for their farming. 

September 15, 2011 10:09 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 )

September 15, 2011 11:59 AM #21
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