Ploughing with two horse plough, Skinflats
View of a ploughman with plough behind two heavy horses. The furrows have been cleanly turned. The horses are wearing the Scottish peaked neck harness. There is an embankment in the background. Building, presumably farmhouse, in background.
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Scottish farmers generally used the descendent of the swing plough developed by James Small of Berwickshire in 1765. At the end of the 19th century the North American 'chill' plough was introduced as it was light and turned a broad furrow.