September 2014

The Salem Illinois tractor show featured lawn and garden tractors but there was something at this show I had never seen before, a man, Al Kamminga set up with two braid machines making shoe lace lengths of braid. While this in itself would not be all that amazing, the fact that he is braiding on […]

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I I admit I am usually partial to old, odd machinery and jeepy- looking tractor types, or old steel wheeled beauties, but the25th Annual Antique Power Days Farm Show at Salem Illinois had enough odd ball lawn and garden type tractors that I must say, I was lovin them!  The names especially are quite catchy […]

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.  From 1969 to 1971, John Deere manufactured a unique collection of lawn and garden tractors they called the “Patio Series”. Built to lure suburbanites, women and non-farmers, they painted the tractor hood and seats bright colors to attract buyers.  The Patio Models were not painted in the traditional John Deere green but in custom […]

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Today I bought my first few Christmas presents and I also met up with a friend to get a few copies of pictures of her dad and his good friend from when they served together in the Merchant Marines during World War II.  I am finishing up a story for Senior News &Times about our […]

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