Friday Farm Photos: A good day for plowing

This week's edition of Friday Farm Fotos was taken last Saturday at the annual Spring Plow Day in Crossville, TN.... Hubby's favorite day of the year.
(With the exception of the Fall Plow Day, his other favorite day of the year.)

They had a wonderful turnout this time with over 20 antique tractors and plows. The horse and mule teams were a bit of a disappointment with only 3 teams showing up.
However, the weather was nice and cool,  the fields were rolling and beautiful, and the homemade country ham biscuits from Mr. Kirtley's Chuck Wagon were out of this world. (Sorry there is no picture of the biscuits in this post- Hubby and I ate them so fast, we nearly chewed our fingers off trying to eat them they were so good.)

"Someone better have saved me a country ham biscuit...."

You know it's going to be a good day when the heavens open up with rays of light when you start to plow.
That's a pretty good omen, I think.

Mr. Booker checks to see how deep he's plowing.

Beautiful mule team, ready to work.

Mr. Rowell, who runs his family's apple orchard not too far from here, takes a laid-back approach to plowing.

Okay, how many of them does it take to figure things out?

Another red tractor! Yay!

I love this old plow... look at those neat steel wheels.

Hmmm... this next guy's kinda cute.....

Purty hosses. (Purty BIG hosses.)

Another neat old plow. Sometimes rusty stuff is cool.

A nice man who stopped to chat on a nicely restored tractor.
Sometimes new paint is cool, too.

 Across the field and out of sight....

And back around they come.

When you get to the end of a row, you pull the rope to "trip" the plow, pulling it out of the ground until you're ready to start the next row.

Sometimes, this takes teamwork.

At the end of the day, we were all pretty much worn out
 from all the excitement.
(Some of us more than others....)

Another plow day in the memory books.
Goodbye, Crossville..... see you again in the fall!


  1. What wonderful images. That is what farming is all about!

  2. Good Morning, Paula.. Such beautiful pics.. I loved them.. So beautiful.. My hubby would have Loved this and that dog is sooooo cute..
    Have a blessed weekend, dear friend....

  3. Good Morning Paula, I always look forward to reading about Spring Plow Days on your blog. The weather looks perfect and what a great group of pictures you have shared. Miss Lily looks like she enjoyed spending the day with you. So sweet the way she has her head rested on you. Hope you all enjoy the weekend.

  4. LOVE those rolling hills and fresh turned dirt! Gorgeous!

  5. Hey Paula, looks like a fun day. I was wondering who's property is it? I am glad you had a nice day for it. We sure know that sunny days have been few and far between. I am glad you all faired well in the storms. Have a good weekend. Lisa

  6. that looks like fun....i've never heard of anything like it around here. we've had to much rain to be out in the fields...maybe by the 1st of June things will be dry:) love your pictures

  7. What wonderful photos. My hubs would love to see this. He is a farm boy and he watches a lot of this stuff on RFD TV.
    Miss Lily sure does look like she had a nice time also. She is doing what I would do at this event.
    I guess being a city gal all I never got into this.LOL
    Have a great weekend.

  8. Hi Paula. I love Lily and hope to see more of her soon. Love flat faced pups since we have a boxer.

    Hey, I'm having a giveaway today if interested.. come see.


  9. Love everything about this post!

    I loved the freshly plowed soil smell when my dad and my "Papaw" would get the cotton fields ready!

  10. You quit working that puppy so hard! :D I always thought it would be fun to grow up in the country and have a tractor. Guess if I had, I'd never have given it a thought. Love the country!

  11. What a fun time it looks like to have, out in all of that beautiful surroundings. Your picture of Lilly, just made me chuckle. She has such a personality for photos.....just love her. blessings, Kathleen

  12. wonderful wonderful photos that make me happy and sad all at the same time.. Happy to enjoy these pictures and live vicariously through them.. and sad that I dont live on a farm and see these sites daily!!! Thanks for sharing them...hugs.

  13. HAHAhahaaaa....Well GIRL! I Seriously hope Miss Lily got that ham & cheese!!Hahaaaa...what a FUN photo!!
    Safe weekend sweetheart!

  14. BEAUTIFUL ~ I love these Plow Day photo posts!! Looks like another successful one for all involved!

  15. My lips are stretched from ear to ear in a grin! Love all your tractor pictures and plowing pics:)
    I am partial to the red tractors though.....nothing personal green.
    Red is just so cheery :)
    I am so glad that you weathered the storms safely too. My heart sure goes out to all of the people that have suffered due to the storms and tornados. My prayers and thoughts are with them.
    Hope you have a great weekend :)

  16. What a fun day seeing all those cool tractors. Did you get your biscuit?
    Benny & Lily

  17. Great pictures ! ! I know what my question you ever drive the tractor? Have a great weekend!

  18. I can just hear Lily saying that. She has the 'look'.
    I can't see James' face but I know he was in his 'sweet spot'.
    Your pictures are lovely.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tornado season......
    I worry for you.
    Big hugs,

  19. What gorgeous pictures..and soil..and men working in those fields! And as for the dog..cutest thing I have ever seen that first picture! I want your dog! ;D

  20. Hey Paula, Looks like a wonderful day for all. The pictures are beautiful! Take Care :)

  21. Beautiful scenery! Looks like a fun day; I can see where it would be one of your hubby's favorite days.

  22. My fav pictures: the 2 of LILY, Mr. Booker and the mules. But the one that struck home is of all the men standing together trying to
    "figure it out!!" That strikes a chord in the hearts of farm women everywhere! Nice job, Paula!

  23. Paula, this is an awesome post, I so enjoyed seeing all those tractores and lovey land. The property they are plowing, are they helping a fellow farmer by plowing. That is sure a huge field to have to plow by ones self.

    I hope Miss Lily got a biscuit, she has such an adorable smile and a face perfect for kisses.

  24. Wow, there are several pictures here that should be framed! Good job..
    Wish I had a ham biscuit too...Lily's picture caption is perfect!

  25. oh that sounds like fun! we don't have things like that around here. sigh...thanks for showing us, i really enjoyed them.

  26. Just so you know..........
    I am in love with Lily!

  27. What wonderful photos Paula! That must have been a real fun day. Love the mule team; just can't help myself, I love mules. I can't believe how big Lily has gotten; she's growing up quite beautifully.

  28. Wonderful photos Paula! I am sorry it has been such a long time since I have visited! I hope you are well! Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!

    Katy :)

  29. How very cool is that! We just hook up the plow to the big blue tractor and go! Hubs and a hired hand turns the earth for plantin' here on the Ponderosa.

    What beautiful pictures you captured! :o)

    God bless and enjoy the day!

  30. I want to have a plow day with Vintage tractors, neat rusty stuff and purty hosses.



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