|Better Farming Series 14 - Farming with Animal Power (FAO - INADES, 1977, 57 p.)|
|Choosing and preparing fields|
The fields should be big, and especially they should be very long.
If a field is very short, you lose a lot of time turning the oxen at the end of the field. You get more tired turning the plough.
The fields should have a regular shape; they should be rectangles. That shape makes it easier to plough, to sow in rows, to hoe and cultivate.
If you must have several fields, make them as close to each other as possible, so as not to lose time getting from one to the other with the animals and tools.