Monday, January 28, 2013

Plowing the Food Plot

Thursday we got our training on one of the big boy toys that we will be operating while we are here.

Wallace got to go first.  

The plow had to have the cylinder replaced which caused me to be delayed a bit.  My plow was wider than Wallace's, so, my extra instructions were to be careful going through the cattle guards.  Oh, first time out and now another challenge!!!  

Darrell followed me out to the field to make sure I made it out without any problems.

That's Wallace coming toward me.

There I am on the John Deere 7710 with a/c and radio!!!  We ran in C 3 and made sure the throttle was in the right placement according to the tachometer.  There is another lever that raises and lowers the plow and that is used whenever we hit a wet spot that causes the tires to spin.  Of course, the plow is in the up position while going down the road.

I just had to stop and get this picture of those straight rows.  My brother-in-law was a farmer and I always wanted to get on a tractor and make those straight rows.  Not bad for our first time doing this.    

We have two more plots to plow and we will be plowing again tomorrow.

Until next time...


  1. Don't you just love learning to use new equipment that is so far out of the box for you?

  2. Outstanding!! I'm glad to see that both of you are on the big green tractors. I'm trying to talk my way into one here at Laguna Atascosa, but if I do it will be for mowing. lowing seems more exciting (don't know why).


  3. Maybe it's those straight rows!!!

  4. OH Boy! Eric is very jealous... glad you are having so much fun!