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  1. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    That's a great idea!!! ******* I have a couple of friends that I accuse of having been born in a grain bin--------being that it's hard to get them cornered into a corner. Undoubtedly---------most all of the politicians were born in a grain bin!! DD
  2. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Like your decorations Ralph-----old Ford grill looks good with the headlights staring out at you. One of my neighbors brought his farm crew over and pulled the aeration floors out of two of my four 24 ft grain bins for me yesterday. Plan to cut and install a larger door in them so I can use them for dry storage. Won't have so much floor space with a 24 ft circle------but plenty of vertical wall space. Will have to get the Professor to come down and organize my rusty wall hangings. I have a good supply of 3/4 rebar to make hangers from. Hated to pull the floors------but small bins and small augers are totally obsolete down here nowadays with the high volume combines. Times keep moving forward. And------I now have a collection of concrete building blocks (floor support). We pulled close to 200 blocks out of each bin. Nothing better than good neighbors. I figure I will then be able to just keep walking in circles until I find what I am looking for!!! DD
  3. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    That bright and shiny yellow Loadstar looks more shiny than our friend Ralph's in Saskatchewan-----------but, I am betting Ralph's smells better. Don't remember ever seeing a yellow Loadstar other than as a school bus-----looks good. DD
  4. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Knew charcoal was from burned wood. But never thought of coal as a rock. Wonder what the historical process was that formed the burnable coal different from other rock formations. The older I get-------seems the more I wonder. Sure was simpler back when you just took some things for granted-------and kept on rolling forward. DD
  5. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Sounds good Professor------just hate to see all that heat dissipated when you know you gonna be hungry come suppertime. ******* Iowaboy-----re: fumes?? Probably would not make much difference with a 'Possum. I was thinking maybe extra pepper and garlic??? Truthfully------I have never cooked a 'Possum-----------but glad to know Gary has the recipe. (there is not much he doesn't know about) I never have known the real difference in charcoal and coal. I have never had any experience with coal. Need to read up on the subject. DD
  6. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Dang!!!!----------I thought I wuz gonna have 'Possum for supper. Went out to feed our herd of cats a few minutes ago and had a 'Possum in the carport finishing up last night's supper for the cats. By the time I got back out with my trusty .410--------he was ambling off under the hedge headed toward slipping under the house. Got a partial shot on him-------could hear him growling and groaning under edge of house; but unable to drag him out. Jest my luck------dem 'Possums show nuff go good on the grill!!!! ****** Question for the blacksmiths: do y'all ever grill steaks over the coals on the forge??? DD
  7. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Re: cotton planting Sounds great Hammer-----glad the school children enjoyed it. Soil temp needs to get up to 60° plus------have not seen any cotton up down this way as of yet. Those cold temps y'all have been having have kept us cold down here also. Do see some corn acreage up-------and a few soybeans here and there. Getting to be that time of year though-------so get ready. Let me know if you need more seed. DD
  8. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    The hub caps were gone from this old K series school bus when I found it. Have posted this picture sometime in past years-------and someone identified it as being an early '40s model-------most likely WWII era based on the lack of chrome on the grill. I figure it to have been a K-6?? Apparently started life as a rural school bus before being converted to hauling cotton choppers and cotton pickers to the field. Then junked out and rested below a bayou bank for years. But-------no hub caps. DD
  9. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I am wondering if the sucker pipe might be unloading cotton seed??? Although I never recall seeing cotton seed unloaded that way. Just doesn't looked fluffy enough to be cotton. "Dancing" with a sucker pipe in a cotton wagon was a lot more work than it appeared------especially in hot weather. DD
  10. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Thanks for the old truck info Roger------you are a good guy (no matter what Gary says about you)!!! Going to save the 'C' model truck pics to my file. I probably can't remember anything earlier than the "ride to town" in the old IH bob truck (green with black fenders)--------and that there was a reason that we weren't riding in the car or pick-up. (rationing) ******* Meanwhile-----back at the ranch: I did spray penetrating oil on the set screws holding the legs on Hammer's forge blower this past week. (should be ready for shipment in next 6 months or so) Not quite as polished as that new vise though. DD
  11. New joke

    Latest technology in Bar-B-Que grills-----light weight, unique flavor, and Rust Proof. And-------this one ain't no joke. I grabbed a burger at this spot in downtown Sledge, Mississippi. Had to snap a picture of this grill. (maybe it is for cooking grass fed beef???) DD
  12. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    The front truck is what I am thinking about-----maybe a slightly longer wheelbase. What years were the 'C' models built? Wonder what they are unloading there-----looks to be a sucker pipe unloading the front truck. DD
  13. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Thinking more this morning----the truck I was describing above had a flat one piece windshield---------and a flatter (stand up radiator grille). Need to find me a picture of similar model------and save to my picture files. (pictures don't rust) But sure would like to have one of those real life, small hub caps hanging on the wall. Think they have gotten scarce nowadays. DD
  14. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Professor---- In the 'D' series trucks------what would have been the model number of the 1 1/2 ton truck (maybe 7.50x20 tires)-------probably superseded by the K-5???? I am thinking it was a mid to late late 1930's model??? (maybe a D-5???) Your story about riding to town in the D-2 pickup carried me back to some of my very earliest memories. Like you (being born in 1943)--------I can remember riding into Greenville (town) for groceries in this old bob truck either because the car and pickup didn't have gas or maybe not suitable tires. I am thinking this was about the end of WWII------and my parents were talking about "rationing". This old truck was not as stylish as the 'D' series truck pictured in your advertisement. Even an older style dash and instrument cluster------ So it may have been an earlier model?? It must have had a huge cab though------because I remember standing up in the seat beside my dad as he drove. And------I can't stand up in the cab of any of the modern day trucks. Then later----my daddy bought a KB-7, but kept the old truck for a long time. I don't remember what happened to either one. Post up any pictures you might have along these lines. (thanks for reminding me how old we are!!!!!) DD
  15. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Interesting report on the Franklin automobile--------appears that your vehicle could very easily be in one of Gary's pictures of the boys from the Land Patent office. Both pictures intrigue me. I am an old and faded farmland real estate broker and appraiser here in Mississippi. That had to be interesting and exciting times for all involved. Delta Dirt is my logo------"my slang terminoligy" for Delta farmland. Here is a picture of my door bell at the office in the farm shop. It's just a cast iron bell-------either cast in 1867 or 1876. Sorry but my brain gets faded nowadays-------sorta like the paint on the old bell. Keep us posted on both the Franklin and the AutoWagon. Both appear to be real treasures. Delta Dirt (Avon Ms. 38723)