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Randy Sohn

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  1. 1 minute ago, sandhiller said:

    Remember being told in the old days that was a common practice. Sheep would eat rougher grasses the cattle wouldn't. Get better utilization of their range. True?

    Dunno 'bout that, but at home my dad always told me that GOATS would eat anything.

    best, randy

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  2. 28 minutes ago, FARMALL FIXER said:

    I like how old Box can do the train whistle purely with his own voice , 

    Concur!!!!!!!!!  Did'ju know that Lecil was a on a B-29 crew in his former life?

    best, randy

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  3. 1 hour ago, sandhiller said:

    MTO, you tried and I"m sure it was better for them. I think of all the dogs chained up, penned up, locked up alone with no one there to comfort them. You did the right thing. 


    best, randy


  4. On 5/11/2019 at 12:30 AM, nomorejohndeere said:


    Ernest had been a Navigator (or some crewmember like that) on B-29s.  Took him along with me on a flight or two in the B-29 down in the Valley at the CAF when we first got it.  Great guy.

    best, randy 

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  5. 36 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

    very time I make that anvil ring I think of him standing there many years ago plying his trade

    Yup, caused me to remember Clyde King at Lake Park, Iowa so many years ago!  Sharpening plowshares.

    best, randy

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  6. 5 hours ago, ZachGrant said:

    cant remember if there has ever been a thread for pictures of cattle but

    When I was growing up on the farm at Lake Park, IA we used to feed/fatten steers and then truck them to market at the Sioux City stockyards.  We also bought replacement steers there from the "sandhills" of Nebraska.

    best, randy

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  7. 9 minutes ago, Delta Dirt said:

    Farmall Regulars

    Ah-so, well, I'd pretty much thought so, thanks for the answer!  Our neighbor on the farm had one and I can remember looking at the oval side exhaust and grey paint compared to the our F-20.

    That was all a l-o-n-g time before I left to enlist into the USAF and found chums down at Rolling Fork and Anguilla and the gin and such in the CAF.


    best, randy

  8. On 8/5/2018 at 5:11 PM, Delta Dirt said:

    Note the early model seat

    And I also noticed something from my earliest days of looking at tractors, those diagonal lugs on the rear wheels of those two (what're they, Regulars or F-20s?) tractors.

    best, randy

  9. that originally started its life out around Wolf Point

    Seem to recall a chum of mine, flew DC-3s for the original Frontier Airlines, Wolf Point was one of their scheduled stops. IIRC, FAL called that route of theirs that passed thru W.P. the "high line".

    best, randy

  10. started shocking long before I started school... Or at least I thought I was helping shock

    Chuckle, you made me recall something from the d-i-s-t-a-n-t past. Recall duing WWII the denizens and businessmen from the local towns came out on the farm to help out cuz most all the male help was drafted and gone overseas. So the local newpper editor (Lake Park Iowa News) wrote that he'd talked to me and asked what the guys were out doing (1943 oats threshing time), I must'a not talked too clearly, he said that I'd said "socking goats".

    best, randy

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