Original Equipment on Nina Bay Farm

7 Apr

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So far, we have found Oliver as the manufacturer of the mower with a December 1936 date.  It is very likely that the age of all of this equipment is within a few years of each other.

The horsepower for these implements would have come from mules.  (Last year I observed the Amish of Lancaster Co., PA planting with teams of six horses.)

There are no offspring of mules on Nina Bay Farm.  However, the descendants of burros relocated from the Southwest US could be trained to pull a farmer seated on the metal saddle seat of the rake, mower, disc or cultivator.  Presently, the role of the burros is to defend cattle against coyotes.

Burro_power

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