On Friday afternoon, there were sights and sounds of days gone by.
On John Litz’s property located off West Andrew Johnson Highway across from Inteplast, there were several antique tractors plowing the property for spring planting.
O’Dell Atkins explained the idea for the plow day.
“It’s a tractor plow day, it’s just about a thing of the past,” he said. “People get together and bring their antique tractors, even new tractors out, really has a good time and enjoy the day.”
Atkins explained there is almost no turn plowing anymore.
“There ain’t much turn plowing anymore, they just chisel it up, people don’t plow much anymore,” he said.
There were six tractors helping to plow.
Atkins explained that there used to be plow days in the Maryville area, and that a plow day still takes place in Crossville.
“They don’t have as many days and it’s something that we’re trying to get started in this area,” Atkins said. “We kind of scheduled it a little late (this year), so it affects it a little.
The lineup of tractors present were mostly John Deere, but there was an International Harvester tractor and a Farmall as well.
A neighbor of the property brought their children by for a tractor ride, too.