farm toys

National Farm Toy Show at Dyersville

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The National Farm Toy Show at Dyersville, Iowa is already in the rear view mirror, hard to believe. The 2020 show was not like any before! It was held all in one building, in the former All American Homes building. It was so strange not to enter Beckman Highschool and cruise up and down the […]

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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 […]

Bernie Kluesner and his beautiful wooden toys!

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At the Mid-America Gateway Toy Show, held the first weekend in February in St. Louis, Missouri, they hold a scratch built model contest and Bernie Kluesner from New Vienna, Iowa had his beautiful wooden tractor, a John Deere model with a picker patterned after a 237 picker on display. Bernie found that while he could […]

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