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Delta Dirt

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  1. Live and learn-----never experienced this either. Are the floating meadows primarily located in the western Nebraska area (Sandhiller's country)? How big are these "floating meadows"--------are they being fed by underground springs or surface drainage water?? Wonder if they are identified on the USDA soil maps as soil or water??? All interesting to an old and faded farmland appraiser!!!🤐 I have experienced small stagnant water ponds created by beaver dams-----ponds might be covered over with thick moss/scum, water lillies, etc; but nothing you would want to venture out onto. DD
  2. This short wheel base Loadstar must belong to the farmer who has a tractor with no seat and no steering wheel. The tractor was made for the guy who had lost his a$$ and didn't know which way to turn!!!!!🤐 DD
  3. Have talked with Wrangler about the Montana trip------he sez that he is "game on" providing that we can go through Blue Rock, Montana and check on the "Red Headed Stranger from Blue Rock, Montana"-----(Willie Nelson). Years ago------ I asked the Professor where Blue Rock was located and he didn't know. I have never found it on the maps either. But I do know where Eddie's Corner, Buttermilk Curve, Guilt Edge and Avon are-------so maybe I can help with navigating. There is approximately 1,900 miles difference in coordinates for Avon, Ms and Avon, Mt. Marvin the Goose can ride up top on the camper roof and act as a weather vane. One thing for sure-------we will be riding in style. (Tony may want to ditch his ride------so to ride with us)!!!!😎👍. DD
  4. Not pictures from yesteryear-----but this afternoon. Rode down through the farm looking at my tenants soybeans-------one of best crops of soybeans I have ever seen. Double row on 38" centers-------absolutely matted with pods. Gotta keep our fingers crossed-------ain't in the bank yet!!!! Crop folded back by ol' Delta Dirt's walking stick. I counted 50 pods per stalk------mostly 3 bean pods (occasional 2 bean and 4 bean pods). And looking back to southeast across top of crop toward my shop-----house is further to left buried in the big trees. And------- visit from my neighbor Marvin the Goose. Marvin will never go hungry-----his menu includes all Wildlife food, dog food, cat food, horse feed and whatever else he runs across. (Canadian goose that our neighbor rescued and raised from a baby). Note: everybody our age needs a walking stick------keep the dogs and women beat away. Uhhh-----here lately I haven't had to use it on anything but dogs!!!!😰 DD
  5. Quote Roger: " any river backwater" That's exactly what I thought Roger. I have seen that scene without the model T many a time in my younger duck hunting days. Even have two small and similar design duck boats-----except made of fiberglass..🤐 Funny------how some days it was too cold to hunt; but never to cold to hunt ducks. DD
  6. Athens Plow Co. (Athens Tn) was a big name in disc harrows, disc plows, etc------privatey owned by the Wilson family there in Athens. They had their own foundary within the manufacturing plant. I was a factory rep for them for a short time before I left the road to start farming in the early '70s. That does look like a A-C quick couple hitch------either an option from Athens, or possibly entire plow was sold to A-C for sale under the A-C brand??? Athens Plow Co was later purchased by Rhino ( rotary cutters from Texas). I understand that just in recent years some of the Wilson grandchildren have re-opened the Athens plant and are manufacturing on a smaller scale again??? For any of you boys with rock problems------Athens had a 12---13 ft model 31 or 131(?) disc harrow that was flexible on all 4 gangs. It was extremely popular here in the mid-south working in freshly cleared "new ground" back in the 60----70's. (70----100 hp tractors) The Athens logo was a globe with "we plow the earth") printed around it. Wish I could find some of my old sales literature------they were good people. DD
  7. Finally snuck in the back door via the new laptop. for the Professor: model T roadster and duck boat; somewhere cold. DD
  8. Looks like a blue chip linebacker prospect for the Corn Huskers. Glad to know it wasn't photo shopped. I thought maybe you had inserted the boat in the picture???🤐🤣 DD
  9. Wuz able to get back in via cell phone this morning. I still have sense enuff to know that it iz probably more grey hair causing issues than hardware or software??? Then it sez "re-submit"????? Damn if I know. ****** Did go back to some early pages of this "Montana" thread last night-----just as much fun as if I had never read them. (sorta like Gunsmoke) Lots of old posters that I haven't heard from in awhile. Don't remember when I first posted here. Had followed the thread for a little while before I came to the conclusion that Old Binder Guy and Highwheeler on Smokstack were the same ol' codger. You must be a big shot when you have to use more than one alias???🤐 Now if I can manage to not sign out and re-submit submits?? Here goes again-----4th try on posting. Testing DD
  10. Same thing going on here Gary. I had started to type a post asking about you-----when I see you have posted. Looks like my new laptop is blocked from this site. Keep getting a post that "there is a problem----contact RedPower". I clicked on contact and got a phone number------lady answered. She was to have B.J. (Farmall Fan) or Sallie contact me. Several days ago-----no contact as of yet??? I am thinking RedPower has turned into a young man's site??? If so-----that's their business------I have never paid for any access/use of this site-----so have no reason to complain. Would all of you regulars send me your e-mail address-----so far have not been able to pull up any old e-mail addresses from old computer. (Delta Dirt----Anson Sheldon, Jr.) e-mail: dltadirt@tecinfo.net Who's got some pictures to post----will probably be mostly in a monitoring status here forward. Living life in the slow lane down here in Mississippi!!!! DD
  11. ?-------Iowaboy. Do ya'll still have your Grampa's Regular?? DD
  12. I had mentioned new computer under separate thread several days ago. I did get it up and running and scrolled through many old pictures that I had not accessed in years. Wanted to post some here-------but problem today in remembering how I got connected yesterday!? Sure hope the Professor is not giving us an exam anytime soon!!! This post is from my cell phone-------at least it should bump us back to page one!!!? DD
  13. The older I get-------the more I enjoy the sound of "silence". ******* re: sparsely polulated counties---IH related story Issaquena County, Mississippi in the south Delta is sparsely populated but not as thin as Cherry County, Nebraska. Sometime in the late 40s early 50s----IH ran a nationwide ad stating that IH cornered 100% of new truck sales in Issaquena County, Mississippi for that particular year. It was true--------the 1 truck purchased for the year in Issaquena County was an International!!!!? Mr. D Bogard----mgr of the IHC dealership in Rolling Fork (Delta Implement) used to get a big laugh out of that story. (he sold the truck) DD
  14. TwoStep--- You can buy current computers with 10 pro or 10H. But some are configured only with 10S. On mine it was advertised as free upgrade to 10H or 10Pro. Turned out upgrade to 10H was the only free upgrade. Needless to say I am in the dark on computers yet------but Ross (my tech) is very savy. The computer loaded with 10S would work fine-------as long as the programs you were running were available through their app store. Some of my programs that I wanted to download forward from the old laptop were not available on the Windows 10S app store. I thought Windows 10 was all the same----the clerk at Best Buy stated they all interchanged. Live and learn. Glad to see Farmall Fan take note of this thread. He probably can shed much more light on the subject. The Booger Creek Gin definitely needs to keep your drawing program up and running. I was lucky to be able to rescue most of my files from the old computer. SAVE-----SAVE----BACKUP........ DD
  15. You may not be able to download files from your old computer. You are limited to apps available from their special app store. See my thread recent thread on subject. Good luck DD
  16. Ian Beale------ Luckily I had my computer tech retrieving files from old computer to download onto the new H-P laptop. We had to discard Windows 10S and buy Windows 10 Pro to get done what we needed. Supposedly it was a free upgrade to Windows 10 H and Pro-------turns out free upgrade only to Windows 10H. So--------in reality; I bought a $700 computer in lieu of $600 (as advertised by Best Buy)------plus alot of tech time in downloading and sorting it out. (lots of false information floating around) Ross learned that 10S was introduced in 2017------then discontinued in 2018 after 10S was not a good sales item. Apparently they had left over product from 2018 that they are now reintroducing in 2021 in an effort to clear stock. And-----here comes a Mississippi Delta redneck who gets caught in the trap. He does think I now have alot of computer to work with after buying Windows 10 Pro for $99. With 10S------you can only download select programs that are purchased through their app store. We could download nothing from my old laptop until downloading 10 Pro. Everyone be leary of Windows 10S!!
  17. Well------live and learn. I figured some of you "gurus" would know. (lots of knowledge scattered across this forum----?) Thanks------you never get too old to learn. I had wondered about the Holts-----they were combining rice in California with them. But California soils are probably much drier than he rice land soils here in the Mid-South and south Louisiana. A pull type combine of any make never seemed to make it far in our Delta mud. DD
  18. Anybody know the history of the spike tooth cylinder. I always presumed that the introduction of the combine to the rice field brought on the change from rasp bar to spike tooth threshing cylinders. Were there any of the early pull type combines with spike tooth cylinders? (maybe California???) DD
  19. They did. My dad had an Eddins (built in Stuttgart, Ark) in the early 1950s. Seems like it was approx 200 bu???.------maybe smaller. edit: most likely 150 bu?? Eddins were very well built for the time-------having been built for the rice fields. Combine hoppers in those days didn't hold but 45--50 bu. DD
  20. Late 40's------early 50s; the old Masseys were the leader in combines in the Rice fields and continued to be a main force until the IH rotary came on the market. Layne-Arkansas (home office in Stuttgart) had several Massey dealerships across the Arkansas rice country. Their motto was: We cover the Rice Belt like the morning dew!!!! DD
  21. ?------to Brady Boy!!! So-------how many miles on your round trip?? Always enjoy "traveling along with you" on your trips. DD
  22. What are they spraying the corn for-------worms maybe? Colorful pictures----thanks. Just realizing with our "corn season" here in the Delta------we are normally maturing ahead of the worms. I see some of our corn already showing a change in color toward maturity. I have never grown corn other than in the garden-------but corn has gotten to be a big crop across the mid-south in recent years. DD
  23. Yep-------it's hit or miss with me Gary. Much better since the recent update-------but still has it's own mind. More problems in pulling up forum than others----lots of error messages or "site unavailable". May be it's just me--------head not to clear here lately.??? DD
  24. Anybody familiar with advantages of or disadvantages of Windows new 10s program on laptop. Apparently------the 10s is faster and more secure; but----any apps added to computer must be ordered through the Windows app store. have had new laptop delivered to my computer tech-----he is not familiar with Windows 10s. You can convert from 10s to 10h or 10 pro at no charge-------but can't go back to 10s once converted. I wonder what all is available through the app store------I really am not looking at that complicated of a machine-------but would need to download some special mapping programs ocassionally. Any thoughts/ experience on the subject will be appreciated. I am 78 yrs old-----deal in farmland real estate. Never intended to buy another computer------but here I am going one more time. Thanks DD
  25. I was thinking the Acme was your truck. That looks to be a heavy duty old truck for its day. No matter--------I am still going to "take" the AutoWagon as my personal choice!!!! Gary really don't need the AutoWagon-------What with his "model Tee-Tee Ford" to pi$$ around in!!!!??? ****** I sure am glad Montana is along ways from Mississippi-------that ol' codger might want to "correct" me for bad mouthing his model TT. ****** Cotta transmission-----I have a Cotta oilfield type transmission and clutch unit in my homemade self propelled ditcher tractor. Drives a heavy duty PTO with a belt pulley drive for the hydrostat. Seems like I found Cotta in Tulsa, Oklahoma back in the early 1980's??? (good product) Had it powered with a 453 Detroit------hydrastat and drive axle from M-F 750 combine. DD
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