These were the women who took over the agricultural jobs in the UK during WWI and WWII– a cow-milking answer to Rosie the Riveter. They were generally young girls who came in from the cities, rolled up their sleeves, and set about serving their country by making sure the while the men were away at war. They plowed fields, tended crops.
A 9-horse team abreast pulling an H.V. McKay 16 row 'Sunshine' seed drill in muddy conditions. (disc scrapers are fitted either side for clearing the mud from the wheels). H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Farm Equipment Manufacture Field Trials, Natimuk, Victoria, June 1938