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Old Time Threshing

I don't think much about modern equipment. I mean, I'm pretty much surrounded by modern stuff all day, every day. Given enough time, what I use today will be replaced with something more modern.At times I stop and think about how far we've all come. At some point, what is old was at one time ...

Be Stihl My Beating Heart

It is a widely acknowledged fact that the surest way to a man's heart is through his stomach. But there are other things that sets the old ticker to palpitating. Especially if he is a country farmer.First came the stock trailer. We had an old horse trailer, but it was narrow and difficult to ...

Birth of a Collector

Very rarely do I get acceptance from fellow antique tractor collectors. I've decided that the reason is probably the obvious. I'm a woman in a man's hobby. Yes, I know. Heads and eyeballs are going to roll with those words, but I can't help it. I'm not bashful about pointing out the obvious. ...

Red Power Isn’t Always Red

The annual Red Power Round Up was held last month. It's held in a different location every year. This year, I got lucky to have it in my home state at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. With it being fairly close to home, I was able to attend.Unlike most tractor shows that I go to, the ...

The Old F20

Out of 10 antique tractors at home, there are three sitting in the front yard. They consist of a 1939 Farmall F-20, a 1947 John Deere B and a 1938 Farmall F-30.Most who drive by them fall into the following categories: they either love red and hate green, love green and hate red or just have ...

Summer Vacation At The Shows

Summer is just around the corner. With April half gone, I know what time of the year it is. Time to start planning summer vacation! Yeah!Getting the tractors ready for the antique tractor shows sometimes isn't easy. Especially if the tractors have been sitting for a while. If you read my last ...

Tractors In My Backyard

"It ran better than that when I parked it there." If you've been around someone who has left any type of truck or tractor sit in one spot for any length of time and then try to start it, you've probably heard that phrase before. In my case, it was my stepdad who let those words slip out of his ...

Farm Machinery: Then and Now

It is harvest season around here and has been for about a month or so. And every time I see one of the newer harvesters, or other huge pieces of farming equipment, I think about the ones my grandpa Henry Parker used in the early 1900’s. It is hard work now, but it was really work back then. ...

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