2012年11月20日火曜日

Nov 2- cool ideas and this year's wheat

Can you work out what this is?


It's a seeder/ sower (not actually sure what the name is myself.) The seed is pulled down from the bucket on a little conveyer belt and dropped into a furrow the machine makes itself and then the roller at the back tamps the soil down and buries the seed.

Pretty cool, huh?

And this one is even cooler now that co-farmer K (not husband K) added the cross bar with the plastic peg coming down.  Now, as you walk one row you are marking out the lane for the next row.  So all the rows will be straight.  In theory.  I have a fabulous talent for going wonky even when slavishly following a straight stringline...

Still, other than the last line where I got a little excited that I was on the last line the wheat went in pretty straight, right?


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Jo Tomooka さんのコメント...

Having just planted this year's wheat (well half of it) on my hands and knees I am so jealous! Where did you get it? It would really make me want to plant more and more....

shinshu life さんのコメント...

It's called a yasaihashuuki gonbeh 野菜播種機ごんべえ. There's some here:

http://www.nou.co.jp/ap/s.html?md=s01&spc=NNS&bg=0&brc=0&kw=&ic=CA03

I'm pretty sure my neighbour picked them up second hand though. The belts can be interchanged so you can use them for seeding all sorts of crops of different sized seeds. If you do get one make the crossbar piece too- it's fabulous!