OLD FARM EQUIPMENT – January 25, 2017

This mornings four mile walk was once again gray and flat but I didn’t let that slow me down. I went over to the high school and turned east on Terry Street. That took me past something that a lot of small towns, the size of Coupeville, don’t have, a bowling alley and diner. But sadly it is closed due to “…this Island is too small to support our little alley anymore.”  Are any of you interested in a great business opportunity in a small, beautiful, historic, island town?

Just to the left of it is something else you won’t see in Coupeville yet there it is, an espresso stand. Coupeville has a ban on “drive through business” with one exception, the two banks in town. I believe this is to prevent fast food places detracting for the quaint, historic, feel of the town. The reason the espresso drive through is there is because it’s just outside of the city limits.

ebey-bowl-and-diner

Further on down the road I saw some old farm equipment that I’ve seen in the past but could never get a very good picture of them because in the summer they are completely overgrown with blackberry bushes. They’ve whacked them back and their they are in their full, old, rusty glory. I really like old farm equipment, maybe it’s because I grew up on a farm in Nebraska where there were lots of old farm equipment even in the 1950’s.

This is an old Combine-Harvester from around the 1930’s.

combine-harvester

This Allis-Chalmers tractor is also from the 1930’s and may have pulled that old combine. I don’t believe it’s going to do anymore pulling. It’s’ always fun to imagine things like this equipment still working the fields as I walk around this beautiful prairie.

allis-chalmers-tractor

For all you working people it’s hump day so thanks for walking with me, now get back to work. For all you retired folks, thanks for walking with me and have a wonderful day!

One thought on “OLD FARM EQUIPMENT – January 25, 2017

  1. Hi Ken, This does bring back memories I to grew up on a farm but in Alberta My father had a old threshing machine that us kids climbed all over. I think I remember him using it but I was so young then I might have saw the threshing machine working somewhere else I enjoy your comments as well as your photos. Nice to see your posts again. Keep walking

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