|Project by GuyK||posted 02-22-2009 08:39 PM||4693 views||2 times favorited||33 comments|
Pictured is my latest project for the farm, where I volunteer. This was my first try at a Ox Cart and I am being told by those at the farm , those that know about these things, that my rendition is good, I may even try a larger one in the future. I know you are going to ask, so I will say first thing, no I didn’t build the wheels. Those and the axle where bought from a Mennonite woodworker in Central Pennsylvania.
The cart is built with Hemlock that was logged from the farm. Those logs where hauled out of the woods to a portable mill by the draft horses from the farm. The wood has been air drying for over a year now. the floor and the sides of the cart are built from this.
This was a fun and rewarding project. It is also a real eye opener, I never knew how many people are interested in Ox’s and pulling with them.
-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org