He remembers that when he first arrived in the country, he was greeted with a verdant countryside and expected the Philippines to be a major agriculture producer, only to find out that farmers are usually dirt poor who labor behind animal power
in tilling the fields.
After animal power
was adopted, scoops and plows helped, but as the 19th century dawned, earthmoving was still a slow, labor-intensive process.
He says, "We only use all animal power
, no tractors.
Included are profiles and discussion by about 60 farmers and equipment manufacturers who use draft animal power
, discussion of technical harnessing and hitching, and the use of vintage equipment.
Ralph is far from alone in embracing draft animal power
The effective areas planted to crops are tiny and because of the steep terrain, the use of animal power
and machines are out of the question.
Moving into the time of recorded history, renewable energy resources are human labor, animal power
, water power, wind, and firewood.
Tedious forms of transport soon progressed in the form of sedan chairs, taxis, cabriolets and Hansoms which continued steadily into the horseless age, and often were powered by human burden whenever animal power
North America's smallest tractors were born as "garden tractors" shortly after World War I, when folks began trading animal power
for petroleum power to keep their backyard vegetable gardens or market gardens producing.
Contract award notice: Protection of small animal power
The book covers care and training of horses, planning of the farm around animal power
, and specifics of how to grow certain crops.
Archaic religion emerged with the rise of kingship, cities, trade, the use of animal power
for agricultural work, and the growth of monumental architecture.