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It was hi-tech once

Ploughing match. Two steam engines, one at either end of the field. The plough is a boomerang shape. Each arm has a set of plough blades and a steering wheel. The plough is hauled between the two engines by a (rope? wire? chain?). When it reaches the end of the furrow, that engine lets out a whistle, the other side of the plough is dropped to earth and it gets hauled back again by the other engine.

Here, I’ve put a video of it on my YouTube channel. (It’ll be another couple of hours before it’s fully uploaded and processed, at which the quality should take a big jump up). Thanks for the vid, Uncle B.

I know, I know – I forgot I had a YouTube Channel, too.

Well! Looks like Mitch has legit won the DeadPool with Steve Harwell of the band Smash Mouth. Since it’s a thirty year old band, I don’t think I will admit that I don’t know them.

Mitch, are you AKA Mitchell? Because if you are, I have summat to tell you.


Comment from Mitch AKA Mitchell
Time: September 5, 2023, 8:09 pm

Stoaty, ’tis I! You may remember me from an earlier Dead Pool where I snagged Ted Kennedy and other interactions over the years. I await further instruction.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 6, 2023, 2:05 am

Probably a wire cable.

They’ve been around since the 1840s.

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