Thursday, 19 April 2012

Tools from a bygone age...

Such a shame...





We photographed these on one of our recent walks.

Whilst it seems a pity to see them rusting away, we're sure the farmers of yesteryear would be only too glad to exchange them for the sophisticated machinery in use on today's fields... not half so romantic but certainly easier and more efficient to use.

3 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have been digging up a few smaller editions in our garden!! Diane

Pollygarter said...

One of the snags of the "bigger is better" equipment is that it doesn't fit the old fields.... so hedgerows get grubbed up!
One benefit is that, where there is a ditch, the corner that is left gets bigger and bigger... withy the result that we can watch Stone Curlews from our front lawn... and they breed / have bred there... the farmer's gas gun bird scarer is positioned there when needed... the Stone Curlews ignore it! Wonderful.

Jean said...

They would make an interesting feature in someone's garden I'm sure....wonder who they belong to?