Planting season upon the South Dakota plains
For over 100 years the sod of the South Dakota prairie has been broken up so that families could feed their own, as well as others in the United States. As technology has advanced, so has the equipment used to plant those fields. This old drill, complete with steel wheels and wooden seed box, surely planted thousands of acres in its lifetime. It now rests at an abandoned homestead with other equipment that worked the fields in western South Dakota. With today’s large pieces of equipment, it is hard to imagine planting all those acres with this small drill that was pulled possibly by a team of horses and then a small tractor. To all the farmers and ranchers who provide for us, we owe a great big thanks. Happy National Agriculture Week!