Holy crap guys, I stumbled upon a small farm innovation this week. I kept my cows in a paddock at the back of my farm. Our winter this year was pretty open. It didn't freeze up except for about three weeks all winter. The cows punched that paddock into a quagmire. I moved them off in very early spring. The field got frozen hard again for a couple of weeks. It took several days of sun and wind to dry the whole mess out. Once it was dry, I tried to smooth it with the disc. WOW... It worked up like some of the best fall plowed ground that I have ever worked. I guess this method could be called "Cow Plowing"!
The corn got planted the same day after discing and dragging twice. More details can be read about on my blog. www.Ricelandmeadows.com