National Geographic : 1939 Sep
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE "PUTTE," VETERAN FARM HORSE, IS MORE AT HOME PULLING A PLOW For 23 years the animal has been a faithful member of the family at Hogakull. Saddles have seen little service in Smaland since bicycles gained favor. BIRCH-BARK DISK ON SCYTHE HANDLE NEATLY LINES UP THE GRAIN When the reaper cuts the stalks, they fall against the disk in an even row. With a twist of the wrist, the cutter deposits them on the ground, all the heads pointing in one direction and ready for the binder (background). To use modern machinery on the rocky hillside fields of Smiland is, in most cases, impossible.