Some articles on chains, harrowing, chain:
... scythes, cradles, flails, wooden plows, oxbows, chains, knives, scissors, saws, hammers, carts later horseshoes, horse collars and harnesses were added as the farmers switched form ox power to horse power ... Some harrowing may be done to keep down weeds or as a type of low impact tillage ... Harrowing is often done on fields to smooth the rough soil finish often left by ploughing ...
... the most common types are the disc harrow, the chain harrow, the tine harrow or spike harrow and the spring tine harrow ... Chain harrows are often used for lighter work such as levelling the tilth or covering seed, while disc harrows are typically used for heavy work, such as following ploughing to break ... The fourth is a chain disk harrow ...
Famous quotes containing the words harrowing and/or chain:
“I myself have seen the floating ships
And nothing will ever be the same
The harrowing voices within the house.
I stand apart with an army:
My mind is graven with ships.”
—Hilda Doolittle (18861961)
“The years seemed to stretch before her like the land: spring, summer, autumn, winter, spring; always the same patient fields, the patient little trees, the patient lives; always the same yearning; the same pulling at the chainuntil the instinct to live had torn itself and bled and weakened for the last time, until the chain secured a dead woman, who might cautiously be released.”
—Willa Cather (18731947)