Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Whole New Appreciation....

Looks pretty cool....lets give it a try!
A neighbor down the road has 5 norwegian work horses and asked if she could put them to work......!
One horse got to eat and the other work..
Everyone tried to pretend they didn't want to go first........
The first try was along the edge of the fields....Not so easy!!
Then we moved to the ploughed field that's sprouting weeds.
A hot and dusty job.....and tiring for all involved...including the horses

Even the woofs had a go!
And of course my boy wanted to try.....I guess when we talk about pioneers he'll have whole different appreciation for what they went through.
When everyone and everything had had enough (it was HOT!) oh about 20 minutes and four circles around the field later.....
She hooked them up for a nice carriage ride home....
And I couldn't resist adding this shot of the barn (ready for a paint job.....)
So how in the heck did they break sod on the prairie all day long?
And I promise not to complain about folding my mountain of clothes that I didn't have to handwash in a creek......
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2 comments:

jane said...

Boy I think about that all the time. In the last 75-100 years we have become such wimps. One little task could take hours. My grandmothers Aunt wrote a book about her life in Russia. To do laundry took 2 days, around the clock washing. They made their clothes from flax they grew and processed by hand. And I think that people were happier then than now in this instant age.Go figure.

The Gingerbread House said...

Makes me tired just to think of the chores that were done in the old days..We have become smarter in some ways and weaker in others..Ginnhy