Trevor Kerfoot is an enthusiast for the farming of days gone by. He still uses vintage tractors and tools, as well as following the traditions of how to live and work on the land. This new two DVD set has been 3 years in the making and follows Trevor and some of his friends through the year as they work a ‘yesteryear farm’.
In this first DVD we join him in the spring and early summer as he uses Fordson and other vintage and early classic tractors and implements to prepare the land, then to drill barley, oats and fodder beet. Crewyard muck is cleared, moved and spread onto the land. Feed for his cattle, sheep and pigs is prepared using his own belt-driven mill and root cutters. Hay is cut with finger and drum mowers and finished with a tedder and spider wheels. Cereal harvest begins with a near-century old Binder cutting the oats while men stook the sheaves behind it. For his own use, we watch the process of making butter by hand from the milk of his own cows. A look at a busy time on a farm as the effects of the change from man and horse power to machine working was making a big difference.