Yesterday we plowed land for peanuts. The point is to get from this:

to this:

And goodness gracious the smell. Oh, the smell of freshly dug dirt. There’s nothing better.

Except maybe these

Sorry. I couldn’t help myself. Those little niblets get me every time.

Annyyywayyyy…. to get from hard, packed dirt and weeds to plowed-up loveliness you need some of these bad boys

To dig into the ground

and ::coughcoughcoughcoughcough:: get it ready for all those delicious, plump, gorgeous peanuts.

Stay tuned for planting time and maybe the CottonHusband will give us tips on how to make rows as straight as his. Straight rows are a virtue, ya know.

April 3, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Caution - I’ve always wondered how farmers get those straight rows. Just figured it was some kind of talent!

April 4, 2008 - 6:25 pm

Vonda - Wow how times have changed. My dad used to plow with a little old tractor and small pull behind plow when I was growing up. That machine looks incredible. Is it air conditioned too? My brother managed a ranch in Northeastern Oregon and had an air conditioned tractor that looked like that. Your blog is interesting and I will be back to catch up again.

April 7, 2008 - 11:16 am

Anna (Sleepy) - I love the shot of the tootsies in the fresh dirt.

April 7, 2008 - 9:57 pm

Kimberly - Aren’t bare toes the best? Until they are like thirteen, then not so great…

April 8, 2008 - 3:40 am

Rhea - I was just working on my gardening yesterday…(ok, I was planting flowers for the first time ever!) and I loved sinking my hands into the dirt. It’s addicting..and so elemental and fun!

I love the big machinery on this post. Looks like fun! Do you ever get to drive?

I just found your blog through comments on Pioneer Woman’s blog. :o)

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