Plow Day fast approaching are you ready? Also the Farmer has agreed to leave a few beans to combine so Ill bring out the 76 and maybe a couple others. Sound off if your gonna be there. also added a picture from last year google happened to update google earth during the plow day.
I have struggled with responding to comments posted in conjunction with my initial post because social media and forums such as this do not express all that is intended to be communicated. So I want to make a disclamer that my comments are intended to provoke thought not argument. First off a little bit about me: my Dad was 67 when he died and I was 13. My dad was an IH farmer and I was the son who would have followed in his footprints. Enough about me. When my kids were out of the house, I bought my first tractor... a Super C like the one I drove on our family farm. At this point, I also joined the IHCC and have enjoyed meeting many people and establishing relationships from Maryland to Nebraska at the Red Power Round Ups (RPRUs). Yesterday I had breakfast with some from Chapter #33; a monthly event and am looking forward to next month. Now about IHCC membership: This is about liability and insurance. I agree a waiver is as good as toilet paper. In a case of neglect, nothing will trump negligence in a court of law in an injury situation due to another's negligence. But a waiver is nessary in today's world of frivolous lawsuits and personal injury attorneys. Now on to pulls: Tractor pulls are obviously a passion to some and are important to some and not to be minimized. But I'm not sure that comparing the RPRU and HCOP is an apples-to-apples comparison. Because the RPRU travels from state to state, you have a different group of people running it every year. Secondly, manpower is always a problem staffing these events no matter what the organization. Thirdly, there are so many thankless jobs and untold hours of planning to put on an event like this. For example, this year at DesMoines a couple was walking through on their way out. I offered to give them a ride to their car on the golf cart. During the ride I asked if anyone had thanked them for the work they did that day. The response was, "no." They had manned the memorabilia building without a thank you. All this is said because of a things my Dad taught me "just be nice" and "don't throw the baby out with the bath water." He was a man of few words but he used them wisely. Thanks Dad!