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  1. Troy------you and Otis have a little of everything. Great picture. ****** Somewhere today----my cell phone landed on some early West and Gold Rush pictures. Sorta rekindled my interest in the Gold Rush------since my great grampa Sheldon was out there from 1851--1855. Anyway------captured this photo of a family headed West dated 1886. The world was spinning much slower back then. Did not name the folks nor location-----but it's a good quality picture for the times. DD
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  2. Sitting in the barn sharing some words of wisdom (common sense and horse sense) with the famous horse Wrangler this morning-------I was thinking about my picture in my last post of the family going West (dated 1886) and RonDiesel's comments. I then realized that the old barn (former tenant cabin) dated back to approximately the same time. All cypress lumber------hand hewn timbers for floor joists. Several knowledgeable people have dated the original construction to be in the 1880 time frame. And-------ol' Wrangler sez HAY to everyone. He sez social distancing does not apply to horses!!! Pardon his glassed over eye------he is totally blind in it now and does not hear from the right side. Just two old codgers from here in the Delta growing old together. If you look at his mouth----you can see him talking to me as I talk to him------uncanny sometimes. Wrangler told me some years back-----that if anyone had ever invented a Vertical exhaust pipe for the horses; the tractors would not have been in invented. Makes sense to me!!!? DD
    3 points
  3. Well today we sprayed first coat of orange on. Tomorrow we are going to spray another coat.
    3 points
  4. Had a helper while I was feeding last night
    3 points
  5. I've seen that look before. Your buddy is in his favorite place?
    2 points
  6. People sure were a hardier lot back then, weren’t they? Packing up everything they owned in a wagon and heading a couple thousand miles west into a land they knew little about. Try getting one of today’s snowflakes to work 12 hours in the sun kinda puts those folks in a class of their own.
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  7. Unexpected surprise that is going to save us a lot of work. We found a '48 O-4 that popped up for sale and worked our a deal. This is going to be a major parts donor. Guy we picked it up from said it spent a good amount of time in hay fields. I believe it as the rear platform has not been eaten away from all the spray chemicals that typically take a toll on most orchard's. The plan as of now is to use the rear platform pieces, grill and various other small items from the parts tractor on our O-4. The front cast wheels will be going on my OS4 so all of my orchards have the same front wheels. Whats left of the rear fenders will make great patches for us when we start working on sheetmetal. The rear fenders needing the most work. For the heck of it brother and I threw in new plugs, cleaned the carb, filed the points and had it up and running with minimal effort. One thing is certain. Whom even owned this machine previously liked their grease gun. I have never seen so much excess grease piled up like this thing has all over it. There are several non factor installed grease fitting added to various mechanical components.
    1 point
  8. I see its got the later WD45 bolster/axle. Good update. The old three bolt supports would crack out.
    1 point
  9. Looks very nice. Wonder if the spin-outs still work?
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  10. Since it was such a beautiful day yesterday here in Minnesota, I got the Mccormick Deering T-20 out along with my new plow I picked up a couple weeks ago. I went out with the plow and had a little bit of fun with it, and even got sunburned! LOL
    1 point
  11. That’s the best thing I have read all day. Thanks for the update. Best part is you put an IH engine under the hood. Anyone can take the easy & cheap route put 350 under the hood.
    1 point
  12. G'day Runner......we have 'swingbridge ' access over to our place up in the 'boonies ' ….usually a trout or three down in the river....here is one spawning......Good sized fish...we never bother them.....although "our " river is very popular with overseas fishermen with their guides....however, "lockdown " where we are is a non event......and the river has had a break from the anglers ! The river bottom is quite dirty...had no rain for almost three months...it is normally very clean and clear.....as the other picture shows...... Mike
    1 point
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