S: Greene Acres is the Place to Be - 2009
FC: Greene Acres is the Place to Be
1: Wow! Farming has changed.
2: The first improvement to help farmers produce was the John Deere plow.
3: Of course it was first pulled by horses. The horses were like those seen in this photo.
4: Mules and horses were used by the farmers to work the land.
5: The Good Old Days.
6: Bailing took a lot of work. First the hay was cut. Then it was raked into lines. And, finally it was made into bails, tied together and spit out of machines like this.
7: The bailer got smaller. But, the work was still a lot. Then came a machine that makes the large bails in back there. These have to be moved by tractors.
8: Harvest time in southern Illinois means beans and corn.
10: Tractors come in many shapes and sizes.
11: Small John Deere Green | To the Big Green Monsters
12: A true work horse.
13: Silage is kept in silos like this one. It is made of cement.
14: Today grain is kept in large metal grain bins. They have fans to dry the grain.
15: The grain is harvested by large machines called combines.
16: The grain is placed in large trucks and taken to the grain bins.
17: The grain bins are loaded through long tubes. The grain goes in the top.
18: Grain offices.
19: Machines that put on fertilizer and bug killer are important.
20: Large tanks of fertilizer are ready to go to the field.
21: Building homes and barns took a lot of work. | Some old buildings can still be seen.