Spotlight on Stacy Thomas

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Spotlight on Stacy Thomas

Postby Cecil » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:13 pm

Name? Stacy Thomas
Age? 29
State/Province of residence? WA
Marital Status? Married
-- How many years (if married)? 8
-- Wife's name (if married)? Virginia
Children? No
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Grand Children?
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Great Grand Children?
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets?
-- Names, breeds, etc. Bowditch, black Labrador Retriever
Line of work? Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Coast Guard
Retired or working? Working
Degree's/Licenses/Certificates? Certificate of Dairy Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

TRACTOR RELATED QUESTIONS
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Tractors and models owned? 1955 Farmall Cub with plow, sickle-bar mower, twin-gang disc, grader blade, and belt pulley.
-- Any other type of farm equipment? 1940ish John Deere hayloader. 1941 IHC #9 horse-drawn sickle-bar mower. 1960's Surge saw-tooth side-opening milking parlor. 1950's Dari-Kool bulk milk refrigerated tank.
-- Combines?
-- Trailers?
-- Hay balers?
-- etc...
Are your tractors used for show or working? Work.
How much Land do you work (Acres)? 41 acres
What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)? 1949 Farmall "C" on a dairy farm I worked on in high school. It ran, but the transmission was shot. You started it in 2nd gear and away you went. One speed. No brakes either. Just push in the clutch and coast to a stop...
What is your Cub's primary work? Intend to just use it for light work around the farm. Mowing the woodlot or along the driveway. Tending a large garden. No major tillage.
What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why? The one I own!
What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub? A friend had one. Could never convince him to sell it to me, so I found another one.
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time?
Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets? Simplicity.
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub?
Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so?

OTHER ENJOYABLE ACTIVITIES
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What other hobbies do you enjoy? Model railroading
Do you hunt or fish?
-- What is your favorite game?
What is your favorite Sport?
-- Do you have a favorite Sports team?
Favorite Book?
Favorite Movie?
Favorite Actor/Actress?
Magazine(s) you subscribe to? Hoard's Dairymen Magazine, Small Farmers Journal
Favorite outdoor activity? Working on our farm.
Do you maintain a garden?
-- How large?
-- What vegetables to you grow?
Do you maintain a personal orchard?
-- Type of fruit grown?
What is your favorite Quote or saying? The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways. John F. Kennedy
Do you have any immediate goals in your life? Right now I am active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard with 7 years until retirement. My wife and I have 41 acre in Eastern Washington state that we are slowly building up into a dairy farm with the goal to be ready to start milking cows when I retire.

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Re: Spotlight on Stacy Thomas

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:52 pm

Stacy,

Thanks for sharing. I grew up on a dairy farm also.

Bill
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Re: Spotlight on Stacy Thomas

Postby sdurnal » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:13 pm

Good to know you, Stacy. Thank you for your service to the country.
Regards,
Stan

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Re: Spotlight on Stacy Thomas

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:56 pm

Thank you for your service to our country. Nice bio. Hope you can make a living, dairy farming. Is barely possible, here in New England. Ed
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