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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

OLD FARM EQUIPMENT – April 8, 2015

It was overcast again this morning so I had a hard time finding something “photo worthy”. But with perseverance and four miles of walking I found these old pieces of farm equipment that are about to be devoured by the spring foliage.

I couldn’t make out the the model of tractor but I do know it’s old.

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Right in front of this tractor was a very old overgrown combine.

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Along the way I got a peak at Mt. Baker with a layer of clouds below and the orange/pink glow of the sunrise above.

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And finally a “herd” of dogs. Every day the people who live in this house put these stuffed dogs out in their front yard. They even have water bowls for them, pretty cute.

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So that’s my offering for today. As always, thanks for walking with me and hopefully we’ll get to do it again tomorrow.