Saturday, July 15, 2017

Annual Event I Enjoy

Rows of tractors.




Spent the summer I turned 11 on one of these mowing hay.

A couple of unusual, for the area, brands.




Restored vs. still working?

Husking corn.



Wheat represented. During the day the thresher was fired up.




Want to experience hard work? Spend a summer stacking 4 bales at a time on a slip behind one of these. Did that the summer I turned twelve.

Non OSHA approved operation.




Did a bit of this in my youth. On a ranch you need to turn your hand to what needs to be done. School shop classes help.

Must have at least one steamer.

Auxiliary engines were important pieces on a farm.





Not to forget trucks.








Nice rig.




I missed last year but plan to make it next year.

9 comments:

  1. Because of your youth and upbringing I can see you enjoying a show like this. It is foreign to me as I was brought up a city boy. I can relate to the old pickups though.

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    1. The emphasis is on enjoying, not participating.

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  2. COOL!

    Where was this held? I used to go to things like this back in Illinois, along with tractor pulls, and would love to pick up on it again once we move.

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    1. This one is in Greeley. There are several similar ones in the area. A good source for all things agriculture is "The Fence Post".
      http://www.thefencepost.com/

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    2. Thanks! I'll check it out.

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  3. Wow, some nice rigs there! And I see a few hit/miss engines in that bunch of 'service' engines!

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