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- Dwight D. Eisenhower

  You are here:  PublicationsMaine Organic Farmer & GardenerSummer 2007Small Farm Draft Power   
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The power and beauty of draft animals delighted many visitors to MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair last September. Owners shared their expertise with numerous people who are interested in using this ecological method of farming, or who simply love the animals. English photos. Thanks to Ed Hamel for the captions.

Sarah Faull of Mandala Farm with farm Fjords.

















Paul Birdsall of Horsepower Farm answering questions while seated on an Oliver plow. Harry and Emma, Suffolk Punch horses, waiting to work.  



















Francis Pike of BroomTail Farm at the reins with Eda and Roda from Pine Hill Mules.

Don Nickerson and his grandson Caleb Higgins of Riverside Farm. Fred and Major pulling the forecart and a John Deere corn binder.

Good view of the binding portion of the John Deere binder.

Bound stalks of corn. Corn sheaves waiting to be picked up.

Genio Bertin of Mandala Farm at the reins with Fjord mare and youngster learning the ropes from mom.

Stacks of bound corn.


    

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