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#1 The Fife Plooman OFFLINE  

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Posted October 18, 2015 - 07:28 AM

Hi All 

We were invited to take part in Alyth ploughing match for the first time there were three of us we had rare fun and made new friends

we were also asked to take part in two other matches

Here are some pics taken on the day  this is your chance to judge again 

Tam feering Alyth.jpg Tam 6 tops Alyth.jpg Tam finish Alyth.jpg

Tam number 32

George trow out Alyth.jpg George feering Alyth.jpg George Finish Alyth.jpg

George number31

Frank feering Alyth.jpg Frank 3 tops Alyth.jpg Frank finish Alyth.jpg

Frank number30


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 07:39 AM

All furrows look great!  I would have George & Frank very close, with maybe Frank just a tick ahead??  


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 07:53 AM

Nice! Wish I could go that straight!


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 08:00 AM

Nice! Wish I could go that straight!

You and me both!  :D


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Ok, why are there tire tracks in the middle of the field? Do you flatten out the center burm that gets left? When we plow , we start at one side an plow from right to left( single bottom,fixed) but with a bi-directional plow, then we can go back and forth from one side. You guys start in the middle? Doesn't that leave a mound or ditch in one form or another??

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Posted October 18, 2015 - 05:03 PM

I think I'd have to put Frank at #1 and the other two at a dead heat.

 

George's furrows seen to be a tad straighter than Tam's, but Tam looks to have covered the trash a bit better than George.

 

In any event all three are a danged sight better than I could do even on my best day  :D :D :D



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Posted October 18, 2015 - 05:39 PM

Nice! Wish I could go that straight!

 

 

You and me both!  :D

 

 

:beer:  :beerchug:  :poke:  :D


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 07:17 PM

That looks like it was a really nice time.



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Posted October 19, 2015 - 07:47 AM

Hi All

The modern way of ploughing in the UK is the same you start at on side with a reversible plough and work until you are finished

Competition ploughing in the other hand is different

This stems from the bygone days when horses were to the fore with some tractors ploughing

the 28th of November was what was called Fee day if a farmer wanted to keep you on for another year you got a fee shilling 5p in today's money

The one way to prove to an employer or potential employer that you were of high calibre  was to show the pride you took in your ploughing, your horses or tractor.

This was one of the reasons ploughing matches were held ,farmers took great pride in telling everyone how good you were and it was there for all to see.

There was great banter between ploughman  great musical nights in the bothies on all the farms this was when the men praised the best ploughman and encouraged the young lads to follow on

Today some tractor-men ploughing  now do not and have never worked on a farm but the carry on the tradition  

all about having fun

Hope this helps you


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 08:01 AM

Hi All

The modern way of ploughing in the UK is the same you start at on side with a reversible plough and work until you are finished

Competition ploughing in the other hand is different

This stems from the bygone days when horses were to the fore with some tractors ploughing

the 28th of November was what was called Fee day if a farmer wanted to keep you on for another year you got a fee shilling 5p in today's money

The one way to prove to an employer or potential employer that you were of high calibre  was to show the pride you took in your ploughing, your horses or tractor.

This was one of the reasons ploughing matches were held ,farmers took great pride in telling everyone how good you were and it was there for all to see.

There was great banter between ploughman  great musical nights in the bothies on all the farms this was when the men praised the best ploughman and encouraged the young lads to follow on

Today some tractor-men ploughing  now do not and have never worked on a farm but the carry on the tradition  

all about having fun

Hope this helps you

That's very interesting and a great tradition.  That looks like wonderful soil to sink your plow into.



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Posted October 19, 2015 - 08:03 AM

Thanks for the explanation.






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