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Farm Drum 25 Two-Way Plow

Farm Drum #25: Two-Way Plow


Lynn Miller and Ed Joseph discuss the merits of the two-way plow, what to look for when considering purchase, and a little bit of the history of this unique IH / P&O model.

Farm Drum 18 Wisdom

Farm Drum 18: Wisdom

“When we stop working with our hands, we cease to understand how the world really works.” — Clive Thompson “I now suspect that if we work with machines the world will seem to us to be a machine, but if we work with living creatures the world will appear to us as a living creature.” […]

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Farm Drum 22: Planning

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” — Carl Sagan The sound of monsoons and monocultures:

Farm Drum 23 Gathering Together

Farm Drum 23: Gathering Together

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer


Farm Drum 24: Shapes

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin

Farm Drum 5 Character

Farm Drum 5: Character

“I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural.” — Thomas Jefferson “Trade increases the wealth and glory of a country; but its real strength and stamina are to be looked for among the cultivators of the land.” — William Pitt

Liquid Manure Spreader Wagon

From Speculation to Innovation

“If we made a gadget like that, the farmers might start thinking they didn’t need the tractors we sell for thousands of dollars.” He said that nowadays the idea is to invent rice planting machines quickly, sell them head over heels for as long as possible, then introduce something newer.

The Future of Good Farming

Good farming is about practice and legacy and planning, and of course successful farming begins and carries forward with enthusiasm.

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