Diptych: The tools we use (IV)
May 26, 2011 by Chris Dunn
The last of the tools-themed diptych posts. You’ve seen one of these already.
© 2011 by The York Dispatch. These furrowing gears on farmer Andrew Flinchbaugh's 12-row corn planter dig rows into the earth where corn seeds are dispersed via another gear on the machine, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
The extended caption:
Andrew Flinchbaugh, whose family runs Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market in Hellam Township, is working “around the clock” to plant 800 acres of corn. April’s rains created poor planting conditions, as wet ground would compact too easily and prevent the seeds from taking root. Flinchbaugh said he has planted about 2 percent of the crop so far.
© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Farmer Andrew Flinchbaugh drives the tractor attached to the 12-row corn planter -- whose gears churn up rows of earth, disperse the corn seeds into those rows and cover them back up -- on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Flinchbaugh said Tuesday was his first real day of corn planting, as April's rains meant poor planting conditions.