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Horse Drawn Days by Jerry Apps a century of farming with horses. Before tractors or steam engines arrived on the farm, horses did all the heavy work. From spring plowing to the fall harvest, the mighty draft horse powered farms across the American Midwest and the world. Relied upon to complete a multitude of tasks, including towing threshing machines and plows, hauling milk to the local cheese factory, and pulling the family buggy to church each Sunday, these animals were at the center of farm life, cementing the bond between human and horse. This American book Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses captures stories of rural life at a time when a team of horses was a vital part of the farm family. Author Jerry Apps pairs lively historic narrative with reminiscences about his boyhood on the family farm in Wisconsin to paint a vivid picture of a bygone time. Featuring fascinating historic photos, ads, and posters, plus contemporary color photos of working horses today, Horse-Drawn Days evokes the majesty of these animals and illuminates the horses role in our countrys early history and our rural heritage. Chapters are;
A time for horses
A brief history of the horse
Draft horses and their equipment
Horses and people
Draft horses today
A horse farming year
Early spring
Sowing and planting
Haying season
Early harvest
Autumn harvest
The quiet season

Softcover, 199 pages, 205mm x 225mm, color and b&w illustrations, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon.
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