A Time to Plant
Mules prepare soil for planting during annual “Plow Day”
The annual Mule Plow Day, held on the third Saturday of each March, was initiated by the wife of Glenn West as a way to celebrate her native McCreary County husband’s birthday. Over the years, the event has grown into a full-fledged celebration of hitching massive mules (and a few horses) to plows and preparing the rich earth for spring planting.
Held at the West farm in Coopersville, between the McCreary/Wayne County line and Monticello, the event attracts many visitors from McCreary County, some with mules and horses and some without. In return, McCreary Countians extend their own hospitality by hosting a summer hay mowing celebration with mules in southwestern McCreary County in June.
As always, this year’s Plow Day was filled with hard work, fellowship with friends and family, good food, and fun. It gave those attending a sure sign that, after a long, hard winter, planting season has finally arrived and spring has sprung.