Dutch term – Ploeg, ploegen

A ploeg (plural: ploegen) is a plow. Ploegen is also the verb “to plow.” Plowing was typically done in the spring. You may come across the noun in estate inventories of farmers.

Plowing, spring 1922. Credits: Leinde Nood, collection Erfgoedcentrum Zutphen, photo 0523_0002_A27 (public domain)

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