Ploughing Lines on Jönsas field | Äskhult

HORSES PULLING THE PLOUGH

A variety of whistling tones is hearable on the field. The horses are listening, one walking on top of the field the other in the furrow. Following traces made before. Following the lines made in history or at least, lines made after the reconstruction of the field. Like humans, horses are able to step on stones. Naturally.

THE FARMER STEERING THE PLOUGH

Reading the folds of the field, which side to take this year? Start from the inside of the field or the outside? Balancing and measuring the field to get straight lines. Steering with both hands, shoulders, eyes and whistling. Eyes focused on the line between the horses. Turning aside the plough when approaching a stone. A new straight line to be made.

THE PLOUGH BETWEEN THE STONES

Digger ploughing is unfolding the earth. Each year variating in direction, in order to get a smooth surface of the field. Roots of weeds become visible and will not survive the winter. The plough is exposing the stones, even more, visible on the field of Jönsas. This is the ploughing of the year 1825 as if time had stopped in Äskhult.

 

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