When I lived in upstate New York, my favourite thing to do on the weekends was to cycle the 35 mi to my friend’s farm and throw hay bales all day. His hay business completely relies on ancient (and faulty) equipment. His youngest tractor was made in 1963 (that’s 54 years old), and the oldest […]
I’ve had a request for more tractor photos, so I plan to do a tractor gallery soon! Until then, let these photos of a John Deere 70 hauling a round baler tide you over. We’ve* had limited success with the round baler, but we* made four times as many round bales this year as last […]
I posted some hay field photos last year, but I thought I would post some from this year (belatedly). There’s Hercules! Two farmer friends (if you look closely one of them is making a face at me) We got a lot of bales from this field!
This is the 1941 Farmall H that I mentioned in my last post…I’ve been using it to rake hay in the field lately. Ain’t it a beauty? Being me, of course, I named it Hercules. When you hit a ground hog hole, the old seat bounces you into the air, and if you push the […]
And now for something totally different! My friend has a bunch of really old tractors and he has been teaching me a taxonomy of tractors, of a sort. (I even got to rake hay with his 1941 Farmall H.) He’s been showing me how to identify (wild) tractors in the field based on their diagnostic […]