Thursday, December 31, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Old Yoke

It's the last week of VTT for 2009,  I can't help but had to post my last entry for this year  though I am kind of busy but VTT has to be first before all the errands ^_^ This YOKE is hanging on the wall where hubby and I used to eat brunch every Tuesday. Way back in the Philippines where I come from many farmers still used a yoke specially those farmer who are farming in the rice field. Because the rice field is watery, wet and muddy I guess no machine could till that land it will get stuck. But I don't know here in the USA if some people still use a yoke since I noticed every farmers has their own tractors. I don't know how old this yoke is but I guess this is pretty vintage.

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Coloradolady said...

I love these types of things, what a great piece...and the history of these...loved it. Happy VTT and a very Happy New Year!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great piece of history! The yoke goes back to Bible times. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a happy and blessed New Year!


Jane said...

That is a wonderful piece of history. To think of all the advances in farming over the years.

LV said...

Yes, this yolk is very vintage. These were used many years back before moderation stepped in. I still see them in antique places, but they are not longer used. Brought back some vintage memories.

CC said...

What a great and most interesting post..I loved it and the history of the yoke.
Happy VTT..and have a most wonderful and blessed New Year.
p.s. Having just discovered your pretty blog..I have become a follower. Your blog is very pretty..
I will be back soon to read through more.

La Petite Gallery said...

Geez! I used to have that ox yolk,
This is my first visit.
I paint in oils,
Happy New year.


Roslyn said...

I think they are still used in the far east, there is a lot done with manual labor that we in the west see only machines doing. Very cool for me to see I was a farmer's daughter!

Elizabeth said...

Very cool, and a great memento of your homeland.

EastCoastLife said...

My wishes for you,
Great start for Jan,
Love for Feb,
Peace for March,
No worries for April,
Fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov,
Happiness for Dec,
Have a lucky and wonderful 2010!

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