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  • Plowing the land

    Posted by Brian Jones

    12 April 2004 – Plowing (81k image)

    Oxen still provide the main mechanism for plowing the land. Many households dont have 2 oxen and so either pool their resources to make up a team or have to 'rent' the oxen for a percentage of their final production. What never ceases to amaze me is how people continue to prepare their land in preparation of a harvest despite the lack of rain.

    In some areas where the oxen have all died people are doing the plowing by hand with an old man holding the plow and a younger one pulling it.

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