threshing

Penfield and tractor power!

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Most every year Keith and I go to Penfield, Illinois to enjoy the Historic Farm Days show.  This year I was taken by the tractor power, not of the newer muscle tractors, but by the massive heavy bulk of some of the beautiful old iron.  Seeing these huge machines in motion and hearing their rhythmic […]

The art of threshing broom corn

I love fall festivals and I loved the chance to see Quinn Brown’s corn threshing machine at the Half Century of Progress show. Quinn Brown and his friend KennethAlbert were entrepreneurs during the 1950’s. The two purchased the machine and went into business. Brown is from Greenup, Illinois and said that he and Kenneth Albert […]