Son of Levin wrote:
My original post was more about bringing over some of these annual crop production tools to landforming in the permaculture context. There's the slip-scraper, the Martin (or V-blade) ditcher, and the plow.
Son of Levin wrote:Burra, I had a few questions and impressions to share on the plow. Have you used it? If so, how does it perform compared to others you may have tried? Does the moldboard swing easily? And the furrow wheel adjustment is pretty ingenious too. Looks like a hard pull to me, but really heavy-duty. As for the handle design - do you one-hand it, and keep the lines in the other? Or tie a plowman's knot and keep tension with one hand? Or...?
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
Eric Nordell, in this video, says that horses are an important part of his motivation:
Ridge-till organic vegetables
It looks like they only use draft animals. The presenter talks a little about their drawbacks (mostly, more passes for a given result), but it definitely looks doable.