Went to a farm auction today. Came home with more stuff than we went in with. Needs some TLC, and I’ll keep you all posted as we make progress.
For those of you not familiar with combines, let me tell you about the ladder you climb to get into the cab. When you are out in the field the ladder hangs down the left hand side of the cab. It can be swung around towards the front for transport, because in the operating position it makes [...]
Dad, Shane, Ted, Pete, Ed, Dick, Mike, Rick, Kyle, Randy, Jeff, Gerald, Tim, another Tim, John, and Dave. These are some nearby farmers I can identify by the pickup trucks when they are coming down the road. Everybody in the area tends to recognize other farmers’ trucks and we always wave when we pass. In fact, three of these [...]
I shot a quick video today while I was loading corn to deliver to the ethanol plant. Nothing fancy, but you can see the auger inside the bin dumping corn into the bottom of the leg. The leg has a looooooooong belt inside of it with dozens of buckets that scoop the corn from the [...]
This farmer’s knife anyway. My handyman brother-in-law visited from Arizona and took notice of how dull my knife was. I thought about that for a second and realized the reason the blade isn’t usually sharp is because it’s not really a knife. Sure looks like a knife, but it’s not. When we get out in [...]
We call this the museum. It’s full of antique farm equipment, tools, and other things collected mostly by my father, grandfather, and great uncle who doesn’t most of his life collecting all sorts of things. If I get time I’ll show you more, but this is just a quick snapshot through the door. There’s plenty [...]