Plowing With Mules at Pineola Farm
The banner at top of this page shows Jim plowing behind a team of mules. The owner of the mules held the reins while Jim guided the plow. The above picture shows Jim admiring his reasonably straight row.
Controlling the plow takes some getting use to. It is similar to operating a floor polisher or riding a bicycle--you just have to do it to figure it out. For example, to make the plow go deeper, you raise the handles; this causes the plow point angle to point more downward. The plow can be moved left or right by rotating the handles to one side or the other. The plow goes in the direction in which the plowman points the plow point.
Pineola Farm is located near Fort Valley in Peach County, Georgia. We attended the Fall Festival during October 2006. We saw antique tractors, early gas hit-and-miss engines, corn shelling, mule plowing, a chicken house, hay rides and a large selection of pumpkins and gifts at the Buggy House Gift Shop.