It’s been a good week on the farm. So good, I’m a day late sharing with you. I’m blaming it on my Farmer. He whisked me away to a tiny spot in middle Tennessee – there was a diesel truck and hand-holdin’ involved. 🙂 Details below.
The Friday Favored: 28th Edition
1.) Patriot Day
We went FarrrTHUR in boots on fields.
2.) Anthem Singing Contest
Go here to vote for your favorite rendition of our Star Spangled Banner by youth involved in agriculture!
The contest provides scholarships for college to the participants. You can vote once per day through September 18.
3.) Blonde Bearded Brothers.
We found a couple of this variety of brothers at church last week. They’re new to town and looking for work.
So, my Farmer set off to speak with them about an interim project whilst they wait for job interviews, etc. He dialed them up on their cells and asked them to tear the siding off the front of a large old shed. (I haven’t asked their permission to post pictures of them, so shed pics only today.)
They have us on our way to termite repairs!
…and none too soon considering the damage. I just love it when extra sets of able hands show up.
This shed was probably built pre WW2. My mother-in-law says it was always referred to as the corn crib. We need to find a barn expert to tell us more since we don’t have any other documentation on it.
4.) Farmer-approved Book
In August, I found this series of books by Oliver North at the library.
My Farmer is really enjoying them.
What do you like about these books, my Farmer?
I enjoy the perspective Oliver North brings to media because of his military experience.
I flipped through and found this –
It seems that somebody over there knew that farmer sometimes whip out their welders and improve things. It may not be pretty, but it works!
5.) Whisked away for weed control
Our bush hog laid down and died on us recently. (A bush hog is a large rotary mower.)
When any mower dies in the summer – and a summer with good rain like this one – the forages and weeds get out of hand F.A.S.T. At our place, the fields become a cow hiding wilderness. We’ve borrowed a neighbors bush hog to make as much progress as possible, but we needed another solution. My Farmer shopped online a bit and found a 20′ wide one in middle Tennessee. He whisked me away last minute to go shopping – farm equipment shopping is fun!
The guy we bought it from row crop farms and specializes in antique tractors, antique pulling tractors and parts. His name is Cody Adgent and you can find his listings online or leave a note in the comments if you want to contact him. These pics are all of his tractors, the bush hog we purchased (a Woods 3240 model) and a rear view of the ride home. Enjoy!