Farming forum: Yesterday's farming!

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 7, 2015 1:26 PM CST
Today I went to the Rock River Thresheree. What an interesting step back into history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcM3K3Tqw1Y I took a couple pictures too.
An old bailer.
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Some old steam powered tractors that still run.
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An old gas powered tractor hooked up to a threshing machine
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Here's the threshing machine.
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They had lots of yard sale types of booths set up, and I got a Tractor manual for my old Ford 8N tractor, and also I got a piece of Garden Art.
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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Makes you really think about what life was like back in those days. A much simpler life and full of hard work.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Sep 20, 2015 2:40 PM CST
Life may have been simple but those machines do not look simple!
Porkpal
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2015 3:14 PM CST
porkpal said:Life may have been simple but those machines do not look simple!


That is true.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Sep 21, 2015 2:19 PM CST
Well, the machines of those days one could work on and fix if you had any mechanical skills at all. Today's machines are all computerized. One of my farmer friends who has all of the latest in farm equipment, had a problem with is corn planter. Took forever to get an expert out there to fix it. Smiling
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 21, 2015 2:43 PM CST
So true. The days of tinkering to fix things are so over. Crying
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Sep 21, 2015 3:33 PM CST
Yes, and I hate it! Most of my stuff is quite elderly and still fixable.
Porkpal
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Sep 23, 2015 10:01 AM CST
I ran into this nice collection a few years ago on a dirt road on one of the San Juan Islands.


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I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Sep 23, 2015 5:41 PM CST
All Farmalls, with one John Deere.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

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