Saturday, September 19, 2015

Plough


The reason we went to Melbourne was to pick up a plough. Don't get too excited its not for a tractor, they are way out of our price range.
This little beauty attaches to the back of the buggy and at $380 we could not pass it up.



It came in its own crate so some assembly is required.
The good thing with the crate is we can reuse the ply for something else.



It is a spring tine plough and pretty well made.




It only took Andrew 1/2 and hour to put it all together.


As it was late in the afternoon it stayed in the paddock till the morning.


It has 7 tines and you can raise or lower to suit the depth you want to plough.


Sally Girl is always supervising.



Put the Buggy into low range and away Andrew went.
The turning circle on the buggy is not as tight as a tractor so there was lots of going over bits to get to the next section.



One of the reasons for getting the plough was so we could dig up all the serrated tussock, it is a noxious weed down here and as land owners we are expected to keep it under control.
There are a couple of ways of doing this, poison, fire or plough. 
Poison was not an option for us and fire can be very dangerous so ploughing is our solution well mostly any way as i spend a great deal of most days digging them out with a shovel.


Andrew spent one morning and the next afternoon and ploughed about an acre or so.
He really likes doing it and i think if we had a tractor he would plough up any bit of land he could.
Ah boys and their toys. 


I think i we will plant Lucerne down the bottom and corn in the middle and oats up the top, i haven;t fully decided yet so we will see how we go.
I have not planted on such a big scale before but i think it will be fun.
We don't have a seeder so i will hand broadcast the seed and rake over.


Fingers crossed the birds, kangaroos and wombats don't eat everything.


Happy Adventures Nicole, Andrew & Sally Girl

4 comments:

  1. That's an interesting set of kit. I would think it too light, but seems to have done the job! I was surprised how much you were able to plough with it also. Certainly made short work of it.

    I know what you mean about the native animals eating your seeds. We've had the bush rats digging up our seeds, absolutely everywhere. I also saw the first brown snake of the season, just outside our back door. I'm hoping it moves along soon, and starts snacking on all those mischievous rodents, lol.

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  2. Great now i have to worry about bush rats as well.............
    hope the snake vacates, not a wanted visitor im sure

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  3. That little plough looks fantastic & appears to do a great job! Good luck with seed planting. I also hand broadcast the seeds but laugh when the grass starts to grow in sweeping arcs, then cry when the roos devastate the area. We are constantly battling with the kangaroos eating any area we try to improve for our goats, hopefully you will have more luck.

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  4. yeah i think luck is the name of the game when your on a farm

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