John Deere, John Schmeere — here’s how it’s done

Photos by Laura Bladecki

The horses were right to recommend waiting a week before rescheduling Plow Day. The “rain day” of April 22 brought clear skies and just the perfect tinge of crispness to the air as the draft horses and their owners took to the field in front of Door Prairie Barn to show how it’s down — how our forefathers hitched up their teams to turn the soil after a hard winter. 

In the best of ways, the LaPorte County Draft Horse Association’s annual event no doubt turned a few motorists’ heads who hadn’t heard about it ahead of time. Each draft horse weighs 2,000 pounds or more, so to watch these poweful yet gentle creatures do their work makes for a perfect springtime show.

Be sure to visit the draft horse association’s events at the LaPorte County Fair, visit its Facebook page, and consider contributing to this great organization that helps keep our farming heritage alive in the quaintest of ways.

One Response to “John Deere, John Schmeere — here’s how it’s done”

  1. Deanna Passafume

    Apr 23. 2018

    Got to see them as we drove to KOP!..neat to see!!

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