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Captured at FortWhyteAlive, our Nature Center, on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 55mm Lens, Aperture exp 5.6, Shutter speed 1/250, ISO 400

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Great Plains of North America…19 February 2012

This single shear plough was used by our Pioneers of yesteryear….The plough (American spelling: plow; both pronounced /ˈplaʊ/) is a tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. It has been a basic instrument for most of recorded history, and represents one of the major advances in agriculture. The primary purpose of ploughing is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds and the remains of previous crops, allowing them to break down. It also aerates the soil, and allows it to hold moisture better. In modern use, a ploughed field is typically left to dry out, and is then harrowed before planting.

Ploughs were initially pulled by oxen, and later in many areas by horses and mules.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 4 years ago
    Gosh this takes me back years to my childhood, what a terriffic fid & capture Larry, just love these old objects, great narrative to accompy it;
  • Good Morning Malcolm
    I appreciate your comments…Yes those were the days, my dad actually used one of these, way back in the fifties, when I was a young lad, still on the farm.

    – Larry Trupp

  • gdanen
    gdanenalmost 4 years ago

    Nice bit of history, Larry. The coloured leaves make it even more special.

  • Good Morning Gerry
    I appreciate your kind comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 4 years ago

    That`s a beautiful image,….That had to be very hard work,….I`ve the Amish farmer that still farm that way,…No power tools,..and their farms look beautiful,…Fav.

  • Good Morning John
    I appreciate the fave, the Amish still farm just north of Gladstone, here in our Province, and I believe they still use them, as they continue with the old ways…Thanks John

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Larry with gorgeous autumnal colours, fave.

  • Your comments are appreciated Gary
    Thanks for the fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 4 years ago

    wow what history this machine could tell us, wonderful,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn
    I appreciate your visit
    And your kind comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 4 years ago

    Lovely eye appeal Larry and a interesting factual read. The best of both worlds. A fave :>)) Leslie

  • Good Morning Leslie
    Your comments, and the fave
    Are much appreciated..Thank You

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, rustic image, Larry. A very nicely preserved old plough, in lovely surrounds. Wonderful capture!

  • Good Morning Mike
    Always appreciate your comments my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Once upon a time… a fine image.

  • Good Morning Sheila
    Always appreciate your comments my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 4 years ago

    It certainly changed the plains, Larry.

  • Good Morning Kay
    Always appreciate your comments my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 4 years ago

    Love the colours and the composition. Well done Larry.

  • Good Morning AL
    Your comments, and the fave
    Are much appreciated..Thank You

    – Larry Trupp

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