Tillage in the Patoka Bottoms

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I love to chisel plow, it is without a doubt my favorite thing to do on this earth. I’ve started helping Ron whenever I can now, after school, and on weekends. All I’ve done so far was pull his disk, which I like but not as much as the chisel plow. I finished disking on Friday so Saturday morning we unhooked the disk and pulled the chisel plow out of the weeds. The points were good but it needed a little bearing work, which is no problem for an old bearing changer like me.

So while Ron went after bearings I grabbed a grease gun and greased the plow and tractor. Have I mentioned that Ron also has my favorite tractor hooked to the plow? A John Deere 8960, Ron’s is almost identical to the one Chris has, I can literally run this tractor in my sleep. It took most of the morning to get the plow ready to go so after dinner I headed to the field.

Andrea came and rode with me for a little bit.


The end result, 40 acres of bean stubble turned under. Ron says there is another 240 acres here that needs done, I can’t wait.


  1. Carla on October 18, 2010 at 6:30 am

    So, did Matt really write this? Or, did Andrea write it from Matt’s perspective? hehe!

    • Andrea on October 18, 2010 at 7:19 am

      Matt wrote this one all by himself. I’m always excited when he writes a blog post. People seem to like his better than mine. Either he’s a better writer, or has more interested topics. Maybe both.

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