Monday, November 30, 2009

Back to the Future - MyWorld Tuesday

While driving around enjoying this weekend we just had to stop and watch this young man as he plowed this field. It was amazing. 1: He was working with 6 horses all by himself (well - he did have his dog with him). 2. The furrow was absolutely straight. 3. The amazing part was that he was balanced on this plow while moving around the field. He didn't have a seat or a special place for his feet. His balance was remarkable - he didn't use the reins for balance - in fact, he had nothing to hold on to. The horses were so well behaved we just had to stare at him as he went around and around. At each corner the horses patiently side stepped and swung around ready to start again in a different direction. A perfect example of teamwork - not to mention hard work.

P.S. We did ask him if we could take his picture and he agreed as long as we didn't take his face.

If you want to see more pictures from this weekend click here.

If you want to see a lot more Amish pictures taken earlier this summer while cutting and shocking the wheat in their field click here.

To see more pictures from around the world click here.

15 comments:

  1. Working with horses - fabulous photos. I really enjoyed seeing them. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. That is a wonderful photo of yesterday as practiced today.

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  3. What a great shot and amazing that he can work that many horses at once by himself.

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  4. We have a local, non Amish, farmer who raises organic meat and plows his felds in this manner. He uses mules and calls his farm
    "Flying Mule Farm".

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  5. That is incredible! And that he deal with all of it at one time! What a terrific opportunity to get a shot like that! Marvelous!

    Enjoy your day!

    Sylvia

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  6. What an interesting post. Do you always ask permission before shooting someone? You know what I mean :)


    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  7. Good shot, and good description. I don't think I've ever seen this done before. Those horses are very well trained!

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  8. Cool shot of the Amish boy working the farm.

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  9. Fun post I wonder if he worries about the price of gas

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  10. Really good farming photo, using old fashion methods. We don't have Amish here.

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  11. I feel compelled to answer the question regarding asking permission to photograph someone? In the case of the Amish, we have found that if you ask permission first, they will be cooperative and allow you to photograph them - as long as you don't shoot their faces. If you don't ask, they act very uncomfortable which leads to an unnatural looking photo. It changes the whole mood of the experience. Hope that helps.

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  12. Wow!! No reins! That is so impressive!

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  13. I like this and wish I could have been there!

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