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To escape the heat and to do something different the wife and I did a quick trip to PEI for a couple of nights. We rented a car and drove through the prettiest farm country ever. All different color tractors, large ones we passed were either CIH or Deere as were the combines. Everything looked real good . Corn, potatoes (naturally), beans, hay, barley and maybe wheat, I'm not good at identifying cereal driving by. Great seafood and gorgeous views. Temps in the 70s, nice folks and not crowded. 

Any PEI farmers on this forum? They've a beautiful island.

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2 hours ago, New Englander said:

To escape the heat and to do something different the wife and I did a quick trip to PEI for a couple of nights. We rented a car and drove through the prettiest farm country ever. All different color tractors, large ones we passed were either CIH or Deere as were the combines. Everything looked real good . Corn, potatoes (naturally), beans, hay, barley and maybe wheat, I'm not good at identifying cereal driving by. Great seafood and gorgeous views. Temps in the 70s, nice folks and not crowded. 

Any PEI farmers on this forum? They've a beautiful island.

 

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My neighbor and his wife’s had a house there for many years. They are in their 80’s now and she has a stroke some years ago. They really felt it was pretty special. I have always wanted to take the ferry from Bar Harbor for a few nights, maybe one of these days. I hear the Cat is running again out of BH, so we wouldn’t have to sit it out on the Blue Nose. 

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2 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

My neighbor and his wife’s had a house there for many years. They are in their 80’s now and she has a stroke some years ago. They really felt it was pretty special. I have always wanted to take the ferry from Bar Harbor for a few nights, maybe one of these days. I hear the Cat is running again out of BH, so we wouldn’t have to sit it out on the Blue Nose. 

That thing is friggin expensive! I was looking at taking an excursion and holy moly!

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5 hours ago, New Englander said:

To escape the heat and to do something different the wife and I did a quick trip to PEI for a couple of nights. We rented a car and drove through the prettiest farm country ever. All different color tractors, large ones we passed were either CIH or Deere as were the combines. Everything looked real good . Corn, potatoes (naturally), beans, hay, barley and maybe wheat, I'm not good at identifying cereal driving by. Great seafood and gorgeous views. Temps in the 70s, nice folks and not crowded. 

Any PEI farmers on this forum? They've a beautiful island.

did you visit https://canadianpotatomuseum.com/?

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27 minutes ago, KWRB said:

That would seem to be much more than a "roadside attraction", and worth a visit (if for nothing more than to see that M-H 44 up close).

Another small museum that has more than what one might expect is:

https://www.farmcollector.com/equipment/implements/nebraska-museum-preserves-sugar-beet-and-dry-bean-history/

Nebraska Museum Preserves Sugar Beet and Dry Bean History

They have a couple of good DVDs for sale telling the history of the Russian-Germans who established the sugar beet industry in Western Nebraska.

While there, you might as well go see the Scottsbluff National Monument, and drive up to the top of said monument.

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@AngrySailor I think is from PEI, should be him and ST riding the hawg around the island as we speak, not sure how much he farms but he fixes a lot of stuff on some that do

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I'm not a PEI farmer but it's a great part of the world to see. Spent a week there 10 years or so, ago.

Bud the Spud (song- video not great quality)

 

 

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I can't wait for the new bunch of "woke" kadets to start screaming "change the name" like the idiots have here on the left coast, all in the name of repairing the past and apologize for colonialism, you think the pandering is close to ending and like a virus it pops up somewhere else.

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15 hours ago, KWRB said:

Sadly, no. We were planning to go back in early June but the weather forecast for those days was dog crap. There was information on some site that said they were temporarily closed and I didn't think to check again.

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17 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

Blue Nose

Wow! I took that round bottomed rolling boat to NS back in the mid '70s. Could it still be running? There's a bridge to PEI from NB now called the Confederation Bridge, so you can drive to PEI now.

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3 hours ago, Dasnake said:

I can't wait for the new bunch of "woke" kadets to start screaming "change the name" like the idiots have here on the left coast, all in the name of repairing the past and apologize for colonialism, you think the pandering is close to ending and like a virus it pops up somewhere else.

Yes, agree 100%. They would remove Prince Eddie and it would just become "Island".  I think that would be quite lonely so I vote to leave name as is.

Years ago "woke up" meant the slight back of your old man's hand across your left ear to knock your left leaning marbles back into the center of your head. Not hard enough to draw blood but just enough that you felt it and "woke up".

In the year 2050 the "Save the Ant" group will lobby to have the "Stompin" removed from Tom Connor's name. All those years his left boot came down on the plywood and inadvertently took out a few ants. Shame.

I'll shut up before I get real pee-lid-ical and go offside.

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4 hours ago, Dasnake said:

I can't wait for the new bunch of "woke" kadets to start screaming "change the name" like the idiots have here on the left coast, all in the name of repairing the past and apologize for colonialism, you think the pandering is close to ending and like a virus it pops up somewhere else.

They're already at it. This from the Bridge description:

Construction took place from October 1993 to May 1997[5] and cost C$1.3 billion. Before its official naming, Prince Edward Islanders often referred to the bridge as the "Fixed Link". It officially opened to traffic on May 31, 1997.[6] In April 2022, the PEI legislature voted unanimously in favour of renaming the bridge to "Epekwitk Crossing",[7] whereas Epekwitk (/ˈɛbəɡwɪd/ EH-buh-gwihd) is the traditional Mi'kmaq name for Prince Edward Island. The name change would need to be approved by the Canadian federal government in order to take effect.

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2 hours ago, New Englander said:

Wow! I took that round bottomed rolling boat to NS back in the mid '70s. Could it still be running? There's a bridge to PEI from NB now called the Confederation Bridge, so you can drive to PEI now.

97 according to the interweb. I believe it or another “not so fast “ ferry was running much later than that. I remember my parents discussing it, the slow ferry was one price, the CAT was another. Before everyone had a smartphone and every business had a google listing you went to a little agency down town in bar harbor and made your arrangements there for where to stay, etc. 

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17 hours ago, hardtail said:

@AngrySailor I think is from PEI, should be him and ST riding the hawg around the island as we speak, not sure how much he farms but he fixes a lot of stuff on some that do

After following his thread it looks like they like to have a good time in their daily adventures  😎

Good thing they built that bridge makes it easier to resupply them 

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On 8/4/2022 at 8:33 AM, jeeper61 said:

After following his thread it looks like they like to have a good time in their daily adventures  😎

Good thing they built that bridge makes it easier to resupply them 

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Newfoundland is the province down east that knows how to have a goodtime !.......Lord tunering ____________us fantastic people !!!

 

PEI is known for red soil and potatoes 

 

Rick Mercer visits🤡

 

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Would like to take the CAT over from Bar Harbor one of these days. Have heard it is nice there. 

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On 8/3/2022 at 3:04 PM, KWRB said:

Pops and I restored this Fordson, it’s on display at this museum. 
 

 

On 8/4/2022 at 6:42 AM, New Englander said:

They're already at it. This from the Bridge description:

Construction took place from October 1993 to May 1997[5] and cost C$1.3 billion. Before its official naming, Prince Edward Islanders often referred to the bridge as the "Fixed Link". It officially opened to traffic on May 31, 1997.[6] In April 2022, the PEI legislature voted unanimously in favour of renaming the bridge to "Epekwitk Crossing",[7] whereas Epekwitk (/ˈɛbəɡwɪd/ EH-buh-gwihd) is the traditional Mi'kmaq name for Prince Edward Island. The name change would need to be approved by the Canadian federal government in order to take effect.

The bridge should have been a tunnel coming up in the parking lot of Angie’s (the nearest strip bar in New Brunswick)...

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6 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

Pops and I restored this Fordson, it’s on display at this museum. 
 

 

The bridge should have been a tunnel coming up in the parking lot of Angie’s (the nearest strip bar in New Brunswick)...

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I haven't heard of Angie's in years, went to nbcc moncton for machinist in 99.

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7 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

Pops and I restored this Fordson, it’s on display at this museum. 
 

 

The bridge should have been a tunnel coming up in the parking lot of Angie’s (the nearest strip bar in New Brunswick)...

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Very pretty job!

I read the museum was temporarily closed when I was looking to go earlier in the summer and didn't check again. I see those Fordsons around NH and ME just slowly rusting. There's so much iron and so little tin that they'll be around for centuries. Lots in the UK and Ireland too.

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