We walked west through what I call the machinery parking lot! The cows are laying in the shade just watching us. They don’t get up to check us out-it’s too hot!
Here’s the old combine that is for sale. We put it on Craig’s List and have had many calls on it. A young man came today to buy it, and drove it back to his house taking all the back roads. He had about 85 miles to go. I don’t know how fast he could go, but it was going to take awhile. His mom came with and then followed him home. He refurbishes machinery, and was excited to get it home. When Steve found out he redid tractors and machinery, he had him look at one of his tractors that he wants to get redone.
This is the tractor that he wants to have repainted and all fixed up. I guess Farmall didn’t make many of the 504’s. As it is now, it works great, but not so pretty! I think that Steve would like to show it at a tractor show someday when it’s all fixed up!
“Cat” and “Sophie” followed us on our walk too. The little yellow one never was named, so just “Cat”! They ran in and out checking for field mice!The peas were cut and swathed the other day. I opened up a couple for you.
Aren’t the little peas cute? I put one in my mouth. Hard as rocks! They’re ready to be combined and stored. Then mixed in when hubby grinds corn and peas together with other stuff for pig feed.
The windrows are so big and fluffy. There are vines and also weeds. The weeds need to dry before he combines. This afternoon he did make a couple of rounds with the newer combine. It is a 1980’s model and it works like a charm. He’s having fun ~ it has air conditioning, it’s quiet, and even has a radio! A boy and his new TOY! Now he can combine, and not even get dirty!
The combine lifts up the windrow and shakes the peas out. They go up a wide belt into the hopper (middle of the combine) while the vines and weeds are chewed up and spit out the back. Then when Steve fills up the hopper, he drives back into the yard and swings out the shoot and the peas are checked for dryness and put into the bin. The dryness count was 13, and that is good. He’ll still have a fan running in the bin in case some peas aren’t as dry.
Here’s Odda on our walk. We didn’t use a leash, and she was just a little ahead of me. If I called her came right back.
By the time we were headed back to the house, her tongue was hanging out! She got pretty warm ~ her black hair just soaks up the hot sun.
Well, this is my first time using Windows Live Writer. Connie had to talk me through starting. I going to have to use this, as I can’t post pictures anymore when I write in the blogger dashboard. I even had paid for more storage, and couldn’t get it to work.
Another nice evening, so I better get outside to enjoy a little bit of it. More soon, have a grat Friday tomorrow, Jo