Today is a good example of how some British traditions don't translate well to the New World. Today is Plough Monday, the traditional start of the British agricultural season. Hop over to Under an English Sky and see what England looks like right now.
Look out MY window and we see this:
Not much ploughing going on these days. In fact, we've still got 80 acres of corn out in the field drying and waiting to be combined (probably in March while the ground is still frozen).