Think gardening is hard work?
Try making a living and feeding your family relying on this tool:
My grandfather worked his 160 acres with this plow and his beloved team of horses back in the late 1910s and 1920s until he purchased his first tractor in the early 1930s. She has not seen daylight in at least half a century, so I thought I would bring her out of storage to take a picture. She is a bit worse for wear - the handles have been broken off for as long as I can remember.
I come across her occasionally and quietly thank the inventors of the internal combustion engine.
Kinda puts things in perspective, huh?