Spring Planting with Mule Power

It is time for spring plowing and planting. This is an Old Order Mennonite farmer with a team of five mules working his field.

There are two different “horse and buggy” groups who live in this area — Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite. They differ in their dress and customs but share many practices such as using the horse and buggy for transportation. Both groups grew out of the Anabaptist movement and share an agricultural heritage. I think they are planting tobacco in the photo above. Tobacco is used for a cash crop for many of the local farmers.

Sorry I was not closer to get better pictures but I always enjoy watching the farmers work the fields with their mules or draft horses.

2 comments on “Spring Planting with Mule Power

    • Thanks, one of the things I like about living in this area are the farms and the chance to see people still working the land with mules and horses.

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