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Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What is it Wednesday


Welcome to another what is it Wednesday.  The item on your left is an old plow, pulled by man, horse, or mule.  The item on the right is a tiller, pushed by mankind.  Great tools to use in a garden.  We are all getting our garden ready for planting (and yes some of you have yours in already).  In the 1900 Sears catalog the plow would cost between $9.95 to 12.95 new.  I could not find a price for the tiller.  Both are made from iron and wood, and in the USA.  So when you work in your garden, remember how it done 50 to 100 years ago. Then enjoy                                             your gas power tiller, and  how easy it is to use.

3 comments:

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

LOVE your plow and tiller Rose!!
Kim

Carol said...

Oh boy, memories... I had to use one of those plows when I lived on a farm as a teenager.

KEEPSAKE KORNER said...

Enjoyed this article. I have one in an area of my tiger lily flower bed. Love it.
Hugs
Susan