The United States raised 36 million acres of oats and 75 million acres of hay out of a total of 330 million acres under cultivation in 1915. There were 21.5 million horses and the statistics are less clear for oxen, but they existed in comparable numbers. This was the all time peak amount of land dedicated for energy production rather than food. We plowed, two rows at a time, with horses and oxen. ;
ANTIQUE FARM MACHINERY
THESE TOOLS, MACHINERY WERE USED BY FARMERS 100 years ago, (THE RAKE, HARROW, TILLER, MANURE SPREADER etc. (THE TOOLS, MACHINERY NOW SIT IN SILENCE) MY ANCESTORS USED (the ANTIQUE MACHINERY the RAKE HARROW, MANURE SPREADER) THE FARMERS WOULD WORK FROM DUSK TO DAWN , MADE NO MONEY,(PUT ALL THE ENERGY INTO THE LAND)COME HOME AT NIGHT EXHAUSTED ONLY TO START THE DAY ALL OVER AGAIN. (THE FARMER LOVED HIS LAND, THESE OLD ANTIQUE'S NOW CORRODED, METAL TURNS TO GOLD.