Monday, April 5, 2010

Plow Days

For the past four years, Justin's grandfather has headed up "Plow Days", an event where folks bring in thier teams of horses and plow a big field the old fashioned way - with horses and old farm equipment. It's intended to bring awareness to how things were done back in the good 'ole days and to be sure that this next generation doesn't lose appreciation for the way that things used to be done...with a lot of sweat and unbelievable hard work.

This year we decided to dress up. Yes, I spent the whole day in a bonnet.

Now, if you promise not to laugh, I'll show you some pictures of me all dressed up in my pioneer outfit plowing a field with Justin. Promise? I don't believe you, but I'll show you anyway.

Can I just tell you how hard this is? After one pass I was huffing and puffing...and I wasn't even holding the horses.

Here's Maddie and her cousin in the little outfits I made them.

This might be my favorite picture from the day. Justin plowed pretty much the whole day and just when we were getting ready to leave, she ran over and climbed up on the plow beside him while he was taking a break.
It really was a great day...bonnet and all.


  1. Love this! I think it's fabulous to continue with the old traditions. Its good to keep the younger generations aware of how much work and love really went into the food of long ago, back when farmers cared about food and nutrition more than merely making a buck, as we seem to see now.
    And I adore those dresses on the girls!!

  2. What beautiful weather you had, too!

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  4. I think those bonnets are sooo cute on them! haha

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  5. I found you on MBC as well. I'm glad I did! You seem to have a very encouraging blog. I have to admit that let out a little giggle about the bonnet. Just a wee, itsy-bitsy giggle. I thought the bonnet and everything was adorable. What a fun idea!