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  1. Last year at this time Zeke got last place outta 20 kids pedal pulling, then he exercised alot and later that summer got a 2nd outta 20 and went to the state pulls. Well this winter he would do sometimes 50 to 100 squats a night, he would go for runs , rowing machine , he even did a workout with me at crossfit called the murph , a 1 mile run , 100 pull ups 200 push-ups 300 squats and another 1 mile run. He also took his pedal tractor around the 4 mile bike trail around sleepy eye lake 3 times, 2 of which he had a trailer and pulled his siblings . Well he had his first pull of 16 this year and got 2nd place. We both are incredibly happy and I'm glad he learned that hard work pays off. Going to need to build a trophy shelf
    14 points
  2. We all enjoy pics and I’m trying to get tuned up for RPRU so here is some pics from a show we attended this morning in Evansville IN. The Southern Indiana Antique Machinery club puts it on every year. Something for everyone. Blacksmithing demos, hit/miss engines, lawn tractors, pedal pull, kids area, large tractors, and some steam power to name a few. Not a very large IH showing really but some interesting stuff. I believe Minnie Mo was the featured large tractor this year.
    8 points
  3. I said in a conversation with some friends once, when your parents are alive you do everything you can to make them proud, when they're gone you do everything you can to honor them. I've never been good at last words, everything usually gets lost in translation. It looks like you're already making the most of the precious time you have together and that's the best thing you can do.
    6 points
  4. Here’s some recent pictures, the last two are hilarious
    6 points
  5. Blacksmith demo area. I have worked with this group before and they are very good. Always have a demo going during the show.
    6 points
  6. I've been wet faced for 20 minutes trying to pull together a reply. I had to listen to other people's conversations. To find out what my dad told others about me. To figure out he really was proud of me. Been gone since '83.
    5 points
  7. I wish I would have taken his advice more. The older I get the smarter he was. He spoke from experience of being there done that But I had to learn the hard way. I see that that in my boys now And know the frustration my dad must have felt watching me fight through those situations he tried to steer me around or at least get me through with the least amount of damage. Is this the point where I say my boys get there bullheadedness from there mother🙄
    5 points
  8. Went to a fairly local show today. I started a picture post otherwise but here are some you gentlemen might like. Some steam power, a rock crusher on a belt and a large pull type grader.
    5 points
  9. Just walked in after setting up a sprinkler.I am beat. It's been six months since I had a triple bypass and I am slowly coming back. Got no stamina and lost my strength. Things I do and took for granted take so much longer.If I do too much one day I ain't no good for a couple days after. This ordeal has been very discouraging. My wife is understanding and encouraging but doesn't get what's going on inside my head. Always been active and set my sights above average. Thanks for listening just got to rant
    5 points
  10. Pics of some IH eye candy from local show in Lacon IL
    5 points
  11. Thinking about all the negative going on and seen this before reading here
    5 points
  12. https://www.motortrend.com/features/1964-plymouth-fury-426-wedge-moonshine-runner/ Has all the mods needed Extra Leaves on the rear springs, trunk bulk head removed, tail light cut off switch
    4 points
  13. I have 1 of these in 2 7/8 and 2 3/8. Most of my cuts are pretty good, but I have a 8 pound sledgehammer for the final fittings. I always try to cut them so they stay up until I get them welded. I use 2 3/8 for the rails and 2 7/8 for my post. Lisa does 90% of the welding and when we started the corral work, she wasn’t much of a welder so my joints had to be tight. Not so much now. She can out weld me
    4 points
  14. Easier to use but easier to own??? Just throwing it out there I’m guessing if you are making short trips, this actually makes more sense with all the license, registration, maintenance, and DOT you put up with owning a semi.
    4 points
  15. A solar panel company approached us about leasing 1,000 acres here. We told them that we live here and will die here and they don’t have enough money for us to do what they are proposing. They mentioned over $1,000/acre annual payment to us. We didn’t even entertain their offer. It would destroy the countryside and would likely never be fit for anything again. There are things more important than money.
    4 points
  16. Little bandits! They know i have treats in my pocket and rob me any chance they get.
    4 points
  17. Ok try to read the third line now. Eat Cat bird bunny squirrel Bowling ball You failed you just used words you knew
    3 points
  18. 21 May 2022, was probably the biggest gathering of 1970 IH Gold Demonstrator tractors in history. I arrived the 20th and after checking into my digs, I headed to Pine Island, and then out to the display field. Randy Van Wyhe and several friends were driving tractors out to the field, about 3 miles west of town, and taking care of the dozens of details needed for the demonstration. The weather gave them a break, and it turned out to be a great day. Machinery Pete has some great Youtube video of Randy and Terrie's collection. Check it out. BK
    3 points
  19. My dad is still here, but the thing I wish we would have done with my grandfather is to ask him to write down his “story”. There are so many things that I know he told us, but no one can remember. Mostly dates and things of that nature. He had a good life, but I wish my kids could have met him.
    3 points
  20. Not my Dad but I lost a friend last week. He was 20 years older and a wealth of wisdom and talent. There are some who would make fun of the way he did things but at 81 years old he was still building his own terraces and he went out with his boots on burning beaver dams. A common thought was he finally used all 9 of his lives. He made the most of all of them. Rest in peace my friend. As I watched the lightning last night I could imagine you trying to grab a bolt to weld something.
    3 points
  21. last words with Dad place; Murray Ky. nursing home walked into his room ,, he woke up and said ''your here'' I said ; ''Ya don't tell any body , I snuck into town..'' we both smiled and that was it. He passed that night. still miss him every day Mike
    3 points
  22. My father is still with us. I don’t worry too much about what our last words would be. I think we have a good relationship and after my 45 years with him we have rarely ever said I love you. I don’t think we need to, we both know it. I can’t ever remember an argument with him, we had disagreements but they have been respectful. We know we have different strengths and respect them. That being said I don’t worry about our last words but I know I’m gonna miss him when it’s his time. I hope he lives to 100.
    3 points
  23. My Dad was 88 when he passed. Planting season so I hadn't been to visit for 10-12 days. He was asleep in the chair, He woke up, we had a few words, Dad was trying to stand up so I helped him up, He needed a potty pit stop, my Mom looked at me and said this will take a while, I replied I will come back another day and left, The next day he started going down hill. I didn't go back to witness the end. Thank God I stopped by to see him when I did. Before I left I wish I told him I loved him 1 last time. He was the best. People want to know what school I went to I tell them the U of R I get the look. University of Richard.
    3 points
  24. This is a lot like a "remote" therapy session........... Not a thing wrong with that, sure better than none!!! 👍 Mike
    3 points
  25. Got dads 8n out of his barn. Had to fire up the old ‘68 GM. First start since last fall. The old 283 fired right up.
    3 points
  26. It is 101F here today and I just got out from under the K2500 in the driveway, working to replace the exhaust pipe to manifold gaskets because the muffler shop is booked out until July. (took an angle grinder to get the studs loose) I was at the medical lab this week, for a scheduled test for internal med doc. The tech there was complaining about her health and getting old, I told her I was 78 on my last birthday. That broke the ice and she said she was 58 YO, my reply "I have tools older than you are". What ever your health is, do the best you can with what you have to work with, and keep hydrated.
    3 points
  27. I tell you, that it never fails. You try to something positive and the Devil will throw garbage at you in ways you can not imagine. That is why we all need people to help us stay accountable
    3 points
  28. Just heard Baxter Black passed away. He was a very entertaining person. I got to shake hands with him a number of times and he called Lisa about building a pair of chaps for him. He will truly be missed!!
    2 points
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  30. The second window crank is for the vent window, grew up on the the farm with a 196? Plymouth Fury wagon it had them😎
    2 points
  31. No, they're "woke." And there's a big d___ difference.
    2 points
  32. I understand that some extra diesel is going to Europe from here to help Europe out . I won't say anything else but everyone should look at alternative sources of information as this is not talked about on the main stream media
    2 points
  33. Fond memories. His sense of humor, wit and personality. Common sense everyday man. Baxter you made me smile and laugh so many times. Rest In Peace sir.
    2 points
  34. Google pipe fitting cutting guides on Amazon. All kinds of chit. Son had an angle set up on cutoff saw. Two cuts Worked pretty well He built a real nice setup. Feed alley to bud box to working alley to hyd chute
    2 points
  35. I would see someone while I was out and about, then think” I have to tell dad that I saw so and so today “ . Took several months before I stopped doing that. I lost my dad 20 years ago today. Still not a day goes by that I don’t think of him.
    2 points
  36. For a lot of things I'd rather have a chassis then a gear, get some tongue weight that weigh. Know some guys that use old flat beds and semi dollies for hay trailers for a fraction of what that gear would cost I'm sure. Definitely built heavy duty though. Horst makes nice gears. I didn't have anything bad to say about the Knowles gears we had under silage wagons though either.
    2 points
  37. May the Lord have a good horse for him to ride and green pastures to ride in.
    2 points
  38. I just love a big ole goofy dog like that!
    2 points
  39. That’s “plowing corn”
    2 points
  40. Good to hear this Tony I look forward to meeting you in Ohio. My father is 79 years old this year two hip and a knee into his golden year and bad arthritis in his back he still goes out in the shop to tinker everyday he has split my 450 twice in the past year just did a clutch and brakes on one of his 600’s and has the hydraulics apart on his 820 John Deere to fix a leaking down valve and just told me that if my girlfriend wanted he would fix her cousins John Deere M that their grandfather had on his Dairy farm for her if she wanted him to. He is always asking me to get him parts for projects. He loves the mechanical aspect of fixing old tractors but hates the paint. I’m glad him and all the great generation keep going they teach us so much. Slowing down a bit doesn’t mean stopping just means your being a little more fuel efficient.
    2 points
  41. I always enjoyed him and “The World’s Worst Farmer “.
    2 points
  42. I know lots of good dryland that don't feed nothing that would be good for that. Or better that vegetationless land down south.
    2 points
  43. Thanks for sharing guys.....some of this stuff can be quite personal and a little uncomfortable to talk about ....I appreciate the fact that guys on here are pretty open about this kind of thing and willing to share advise. with the pace of life these days I think it would do us all a favour to simply “ Pull the T/A back “ and take some load off the power plant 😉. Best wishes for any body hurting or recovering,....hope you guys all bounce back soon......we can’t run this place without you 😆😆 Regards, Heath, NZ
    2 points
  44. Yes, Ryan....have a very similar story whilst in Yellowstone National Park in 1972....Nice young couple from Brooklyn NY just sat ...for hours whilst we yarned..just looking skyward.....I had to be told ...that they never saw the night sky like that in New York... This in 1972 !!!! Mike ..poor picture of tthe night sky...there is a world "used' observatory in that area...
    2 points
  45. Definitely one of the biggest pluses of rural life and your connection with the environment
    2 points
  46. It’s about 35 minutes. Not going to mess with “road sodas”.
    2 points
  47. Not going to lie. I had to look at this last night and take my own advise. Worked a double shift. Got to work about 6:30am and got home about 11:35pm. I was a long stressful day and I had to take a second to look up at the night sky when I got home and thank God for his creation and letting me be in it. Put my mind in a better place.
    2 points
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