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Old 05-23-2022, 10:19 AM   #1
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An Amish farmer near our farm was prepping (cultipacking) his fields Saturday with a 8 horse Percheron team. Five in back, three in front.

He was using a 10 horse hitch last week pulling a 4 bottom plow. He was resting the horses for about 5 to10 minutes after a couple of passes. He also had a water tank on a wagon to water the team every 30 minutes or so.

His 10 best Percherons that are trained to pull are worth $65,000. They weigh 2500 to 2700 pounds each. You can feel the ground shake if you are standing close by when they make a pass. He also has other horses that he works into the rotation for training.



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Old 05-23-2022, 10:22 AM   #2
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Purple for $500..
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:23 AM   #3
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No pictures just a purple haze
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:25 AM   #4
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No pictures just a purple haze
That would be a good name for a song.
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:30 AM   #5
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Amish obviously don't like their faces or their inventions to be on the tv or internet.
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:33 AM   #6
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I can see it - very cool pics thanks for sharing
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:33 AM   #7
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Amish obviously don't like their faces or their inventions to be on the tv or internet.
I don't know what you guys are smoking, but I will take some of it.

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Old 05-23-2022, 10:45 AM   #8
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I'm surprised it takes 8 to pull that little cultipacker.
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:51 AM   #9
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I can see the pics - very cool!
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:53 AM   #10
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I'm surprised it takes 8 to pull that little cultipacker.
It probably doesn't. He said he had been training 3 horses. The lighter less technical pull is probably a good training run.

The 4 bottom plow or field cultivator is a much more difficult pull....even with a tractor.

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Old 05-23-2022, 11:03 AM   #11
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I'm surprised it takes 8 to pull that little cultipacker.
I bet it would take a 25hp tractor to pull it. He's doing it with 8hp.
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:11 AM   #12
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That's just plain old cool right there!! Will that be an agricultural crop field or he growing veggies?
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:13 AM   #13
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Amish obviously don't like their faces or their inventions to be on the tv or internet.

How would they see it?
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:14 AM   #14
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Work the fields and fertilize at the same time.
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:15 AM   #15
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That's just plain old cool right there!! Will that be an agricultural crop field or he growing veggies?
Soybeans and corn.

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Old 05-23-2022, 11:43 AM   #16
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A couple of misconceptions about the Amish.

1. They don't like their picture taken.

For the most part they do not care if you take a picture as long as you are respectful. They do not want someone sticking a camera in their face and snapping a picture anymore than you would.

2. The Amish are financially poor.

This is far from the truth. They work hard and are very good at farming and running their businesses. They save their money and reinvest it in their farms or businesses. Plus they do not have high dollar vehicle expenses, fuel, or utility expenses. Their buggies are a lot more expensive than what you would think, but nothing near a $50,000 truck. They also make their own clothes and help each other build houses, barns, and their school houses. The kids "graduate" from school after 8th grade and go into the family workforce.

Here is some info on the Amish community here in our county.

https://www.visitdaviscounty.com/amish-community

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Old 05-23-2022, 11:54 AM   #17
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That is amazing. Something I will never get to see down here in Texas. (that I am aware of).
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