Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:07 am

Barnyard wrote:I'd love to have this umbrella.

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Thanks for the pictures, Bill. Looks like the umbrella has alternating panels reading "IH International Harvester" and "McCormick Farm Equipment Harrison, Ohio".

Very nice. 8)

Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:23 am

Stanton wrote:Looks like the umbrella has alternating panels reading "IH International Harvester" and "McCormick Farm Equipment Harrison, Ohio".

You're close Stanton, it actually reads "Harrison Farm Equipment Harrison, Ohio". That was the name of Uncle Art's business.

Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:03 pm

And look at the IH shirt and pith helment the driver is wearing!

Billy

Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:44 pm

Barnyard stated: I was five when Dad died so we moved off the family farm and into the city.

Barnyard, I know it was a very long time ago, but losing a father or a mother is devastating. The reason I know this, it happened to me. I know your young life was hard but, as it was told to me during some very difficult times… “Your maker will not give you more than you can handle”. Many times I have challenged that quote, but the facts are I made it to Jan.2nd 2014 and I have been blessed with a family.
Barnyard stated: I'd love to have this umbrella.

I had one very similar from one of my Grandfathers tractors. The one I had if I could remember had just one IH symbol on it. Being a young stupid teenager at the time, I didn’t take care of it and put it on top of a well house in a machine shed and forgot to recover it before the farm was sold.

Again, thanks for posting the pictures…you’re so lucky to have them.
Gary Dotson wrote: I don't think many pictures were taken around our farm, film & processing were expensive. Picture taking was generally saved for family get togethers.

That’s the way it was for us and so many farm memories were lost…..good and bad.

Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:13 pm

Billy Fussell wrote:And look at the IH shirt and pith helment the driver is wearing!

Billy

I have an umbrella like that one pictured that Dad used, but it was used and abused for years while cultivating corn and beans. Mr. E has the umbrella bracket on his(/my) Super M. The pith helmet is another matter.....it's nearly mint.

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Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:36 pm

Denny Clayton wrote:
Billy Fussell wrote:And look at the IH shirt and pith helment the driver is wearing!

Billy

I have an umbrella like that one pictured that Dad used, but it was used and abused for years while cultivating corn and beans. Mr. E has the umbrella bracket on his(/my) Super M. The pith helmet is another matter.....it's nearly mint.

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Gee, Denny! Shouldn't it have gone with the tractor? :worthy: :worthy:

Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:05 pm

Mr E wrote:Gee, Denny! Shouldn't it have gone with the tractor?

Careful, he might want the bracket back! :lol:

Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:39 pm

Bill, it is time for some more pictures :D

Sure are enjoying them, thanks for sharing,

Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:03 pm

David, my cousin said he had over 2,000 slides to scan and a lot more in photos. He may be a while. Not all of them are farm related. He said he will send them as he gets them.

Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:23 am

The good old days!
We had a barn cleaner. You raked the manure from around the cows into the trough. Then the paddles in the trough were only two inches high. It went around the barn behind the cows. Then it went up the ramp into the spreader outside the barn. One year we didn't have straw for bedding. So we got a tractor trailer of sawdust from the sawmill. That's where the problem started. The manure won't go up the ramp. I had to take a flat shovel and put it next to the paddles and try to walk up the ramp. Then it wouldn't stay in the manure spreader it kept running out the back. After a couple of weeks of sub zero weather. There was a frozen pile where the spreader had to be under the ramp. At 13 years old I took a chain saw and cut it in squares and put them on wagon. The squares looked like a nestles crunch bar. Because there was nothing but sawdust and manure. The hayfield I put the squares in looked like a checker board in the spring. :mrgreen:

Re: Farm life, back in the day!

Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:21 am

torchred89 wrote The good old days!

I couldn't have said it better.... so how many nestles crunch bars do you eat now days?