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Saltherring, those are some VERY Special pictures, thanks!

I'd like to have pictures of when I was little on all the farm equipment....where'd the time go though!

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These were my parents' photos. Actually, I have a fairly large collection of photos and papers from both my paternal grandparents and parents, who made their living on a small farm from 1900 to about 1963, when small, hard-scratch farms either got bigger or went bust. Although my folks shut the farm down and took outside jobs to pay the bills, we still lived on the property, grew and processed most of our own fruits, vegetables, hay, beef, pork, chickens and eggs. We milked a couple of cows, from which mom made butter and other products. We butchered our own pigs and chickens and smoked and preserved our own meats. We heated our home with cordwood and mom cooked on a wood-fired kitchen range. Both of my parents were old enough to be our grandparents, and were themselves raised by old-school Scandinavian immigrants. Dad made apple cider, beer and wine from our own grapes. Two bachelor uncles lived in cabins on the farm. They fished in Alaska during the summer and helped out on the farm during the winter. Hard work was a way of life. My sisters and I sold the last of the farm in 2006, as my older sister and I had our own small farms.

Photo #1 shows dad packing a new seeding with homemade roller. I am seated at the back of the roller, with my back facing the camera. Photo is circa 1955

Photo #2 shows how we brought in hay back in the 1950's. Dad is on the ground at right. I am on the load, left front. Others are a sister and some cousins. Photo is circa 1955

Photo #3 shows me cutting a hayfield near Quilcene, WA in about 2012.
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My first car was a 1977 Cadillac Seville, Black, black vinyl top, black leather interior, efi 350, th 400. It was the nicest riding and most comfortable car I have ever been in. I wish I still had it, but I sold it to buy my chevelle.

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These were my parents' photos. Actually, I have a fairly large collection of photos and papers from both my paternal grandparents and parents, who made their living on a small farm from 1900 to about 1963, when small, hard-scratch farms either got bigger or went bust. Although my folks shut the farm down and took outside jobs to pay the bills, we still lived on the property, grew and processed most of our own fruits, vegetables, hay, beef, pork, chickens and eggs. We milked a couple of cows, from which mom made butter and other products. We butchered our own pigs and chickens and smoked and preserved our own meats. We heated our home with cordwood and mom cooked on a wood-fired kitchen range. Both of my parents were old enough to be our grandparents, and were themselves raised by old-school Scandinavian immigrants. Dad made apple cider, beer and wine from our own grapes. Two bachelor uncles lived in cabins on the farm. They fished in Alaska during the summer and helped out on the farm during the winter. Hard work was a way of life. My sisters and I sold the last of the farm in 2006, as my older sister and I had our own small farms.

Photo #1 shows dad packing a new seeding with homemade roller. I am seated at the back of the roller, with my back facing the camera. Photo is circa 1955

Photo #2 shows how we brought in hay back in the 1950's. Dad is on the ground at right. I am on the load, left front. Others are a sister and some cousins. Photo is circa 1955

Photo #3 shows me cutting a hayfield near Quilcene, WA in about 2012.
Wow, I appreciate the pictures, and can relate to the them! Cute kids, too!

Our family still farms 3,500 acres of irrigated crop land in central Nebraska. Cattle used to be raise, too, but when Grandpa passed on, the interest wasn't there. A few cousins who farm in the area still raise beef cattle though.

I went into business, but REALLY enjoyed the manual labor and the freedom of being outside much more than being in an office, although I am retired now at 55.

We had our wire bales weighing in at ~137lbs., so you HAD to eat your Wheaties every mornin' to lift them 5 high....miss those days of being strong....haha...now just raisin' my arms is difficult...smile!

Thanks for the memories, I really enjoyed the pictures a lot!

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Not mine but a couple of tractors from 2018 Barrett Jackson. Maybe for the guys with real dirt under their finger nails.
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1960 PORSCHE STANDARD T217 TRACTOR - 215079

P.S. I humped hay bales one summer for spending money to support a racing habit. The bales were in the110lb range. Next year I found washing dishes/bussing tables at a restaurant much closer to my idea of a proper job.
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Not mine but a couple of tractors from 2018 Barrett Jackson. Maybe for the guys with real dirt under their finger nails.
1950 OLIVER 77 ORCHARD TRACTOR - 213335
1960 PORSCHE STANDARD T217 TRACTOR - 215079

P.S. I humped hay bales one summer for spending money to support a racing habit. The bales were in the110lb range. Next year I found washing dishes/bussing tables at a restaurant much closer to my idea of a proper job.
Each to his own but I'm one of those guys who always opted for the hay bales.
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I helped load bales of hay with my friend they owned a small place with cows for milk & meat & hogs for meat, remember helping "somewhat" de-nut a hog to fatten him up, his dad had a bailing machine pulled behind an old 60 something chevy truck, Still talking Cars & Trucks lol, my friend & I would pick the bails up and throw them and stack the truck after the bailer spit the bails out we un hooked it from the truck then drove back around to get the hay IIRC, I might be missing a step or 2 how we did it, was 1973 & 4, we used that same truck (besides my dads truck) to pull cars out of ditches, dragging them home after blowing something apart, made one heck of a tow truck big tall sided flat bed with a granny 4 spd, I cant remember what engine it had though, VERY GOOD old days
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I have had probably over 100 different vehicles by now, but the ones that stand out are:
1969 Olds 442 W-30 4 speed convert
1967 GTO 4 speed A/C convert
1969 GTO 4 speed A/C convert
1973 Trans Am 4 speed A/C
1987 Grand National, TE 44 turbo, Terry Houston down pipe, upgraded fuel system/injectors, alcohol injection, valve covers never off, ran high 11.90's at 110. No t-tops, no PW, PDL, manual antenna, very few options. Amazing car, I really think I need another one...

and probably some more, but those come to mind, and probably in that order!

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Not mine but a couple of tractors from 2018 Barrett Jackson. Maybe for the guys with real dirt under their finger nails.
1950 OLIVER 77 ORCHARD TRACTOR - 213335
1960 PORSCHE STANDARD T217 TRACTOR - 215079

P.S. I humped hay bales one summer for spending money to support a racing habit. The bales were in the110lb range. Next year I found washing dishes/bussing tables at a restaurant much closer to my idea of a proper job.
Those are neat looking tractors, Terry! I cannot recall seeing an Oliver in person--cool fenders around the rear wheels.

Farm work isn't for everyone and that is fine. I never really had a choice since that is what we knew here in Nebraska. We also did LOTS of detasseling corn and walking beans (cutting weeds out of soybeans), tackling cattle and hogs for castration and other health related duties, etc... Built super strong hands for sure.

Dishes are calling me now...haha

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Each to his own but I'm one of those guys who always opted for the hay bales.
We need the light bales now, right!

Farming is Special if you grow up in it, and it really helped form a unique identity that has served me well in life.

The farm technology of today is amazing, too, with automation taking over for us having to do so much manual labor.....I miss the ol' days.

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Here are a few more black and whites of the day.

#1 is me (at about 18 months) sitting on my dad's new Farmall Super A (summer 1953)

#2 is my sister and me sitting on feed sacks in the bed of my dad's 1946 GMC 2 1/2 ton truck. Dad is at right. (winter '53-54)

#3 is my dad riding his Model A tractor, which was shop-built by his cousin Gus Sjursen (circa 1950)
Great snapshots of your past, love this kind of stuff.
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These were my parents' photos. Actually, I have a fairly large collection of photos and papers from both my paternal grandparents and parents, who made their living on a small farm from 1900 to about 1963, when small, hard-scratch farms either got bigger or went bust. Although my folks shut the farm down and took outside jobs to pay the bills, we still lived on the property, grew and processed most of our own fruits, vegetables, hay, beef, pork, chickens and eggs. We milked a couple of cows, from which mom made butter and other products. We butchered our own pigs and chickens and smoked and preserved our own meats. We heated our home with cordwood and mom cooked on a wood-fired kitchen range. Both of my parents were old enough to be our grandparents, and were themselves raised by old-school Scandinavian immigrants. Dad made apple cider, beer and wine from our own grapes. Two bachelor uncles lived in cabins on the farm. They fished in Alaska during the summer and helped out on the farm during the winter. Hard work was a way of life. My sisters and I sold the last of the farm in 2006, as my older sister and I had our own small farms.

Photo #1 shows dad packing a new seeding with homemade roller. I am seated at the back of the roller, with my back facing the camera. Photo is circa 1955

Photo #2 shows how we brought in hay back in the 1950's. Dad is on the ground at right. I am on the load, left front. Others are a sister and some cousins. Photo is circa 1955

Photo #3 shows me cutting a hayfield near Quilcene, WA in about 2012.
WHAT?????????????????? Americans doing work that nobody will do. That's preposterous..... Better hire some Illegals today. Lol
This is quality living in this photo.

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Always hear “I wish I never got rid of that car” Thought it would be interesting to hear about the ones that got away.
I don't buy a lot of cars, so I don't sell a lot of cars. The ones I sell tend to be dailies and I'm ready for them to go.

In order:

1973 El Camino (1984) - HS daily, POS, I ruined it by messing with it, but it's the car I learned on. I have fond memories of it, but I was ready to let it go and don't regret it.

1967 Chevelle SS (1985) - bought it from a friend the summer after HS. I tried to get it running, but I bit off more than I could chew given I was in college. Kept it in storage in MN until 1998 when I lived in Ohio. I had already bought my 69 vert and had nowhere to keep it, so I let it go. I knew I'd regret it when I decided to sell it, and I have. That's the one I wish I hadn't sold.

1964 Impala 2dr HT (1985) - Never ran, but again, nowhere to work on it when I was in college. I think about it fairly often, sort of a "what if" kind of thing. One a balance, I kind of wish I still had it.

1982 Yamaha 550 Seca (1987) - fun bike, but it was one of Yamaha's worst efforts, and it was a giant piece of crap. Fond memories, but no regrets.

1970 Nova, 1976 Grand Prix (1987) - rusted out winter beaters - nuff said

1985 Cavalier wagon (1988) - my first reliable car. Fond memories, but it went to the junk yard at 180,000 with a blown head gasket and cracked head.

1994 Sunbird SE (V6) (1994) - my first new car. Fun car, but a lemon. Traded after 2 years on the next car. No regrets

1994 Ford Escort wagon (1996) - awesome car, incredibly reliable. I put 180,000 miles on it in 9 years and it was still going when we bought a van after the oldest was born. The Ford was the oldest and most miles, so it went. I don't regret moving on from it but I do regret selling it to my neighbor and watching him destroy it in a matter of months. Some people really and truly should just take the bus.

1969 Chevelle convertible - still own it.

1997 Saturn SL (2005) - Wife's college car she bought new in 1996. I drove it for 10 years - most reliable car I've ever owned. Sorry to see it go, sort of regret selling it, but selling it was the right thing to do.

2005 Grand Caravan (2005) - traded it in at 110,000 and ten years old on a 2015 Honda CRV for Mrs69. It was a 10 year old Chrysler with 110,000 miles, so NO REGRETS.

1969 Buick GS400 (2008) - LArgely original, numbers matching, all the docs, a great all around car although somewhat flatfooted with the auto and highway rear end. This was the hardest one to sell so far. I miss it, I sometimes wish I hadn't sold it, but in the end, selling it was the right thing to do and if I had it to do over I'd still sell it.

1987 Honda CRX - WOOHOOOO!!!! Hands down THE MOST FUN I've ever had behind the wheel of any car. It's a former SCCA ITB race car I bought from my aunt when she retired from racing in 2012. I've turned it into an SCCA FSP autocross car. If I ever sold it, I'd regret the hell out of it. It won't be selling that does it in, though, it will be the total lack of parts. I need to upgrade the suspension but I have to find everything used.

2015 Honda CRV (2015) - still have it, but it's a lease that's up this June. Can't wait to turn it in - it's too small, cheaply made, has no power, gets bad mileage, and drives like a bumper car. It's the wife's car but she hates it as much as I do.

2014 Ford F150. Awesome truck, still have it and plan on keeping it as long as I can.

OK, that was a little long, but hopefully somewhat interesting

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WHAT?????????????????? Americans doing work that nobody will do. That's preposterous..... Better hire some Illegals today. Lol
This is quality living in this photo.
Funny you should mention this. Five minutes ago, I dispatched the following letter to my congressman:

"I see, by your vote against the continuing resolution, that you have chosen to pursue granting unlawful rights to illegal aliens rather than do your sworn duty to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution and the rights of American citizens and legal residents. By choosing this action, you have betrayed your constituents in deference to Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and the Democrat Party. Even CNN's polls indicate a government shutdown is suicide for Democrats. If you are going to stand up FOR something, why not it be something worthwhile, like the rights of veterans or the rights of the unborn, rather than inventing rights for foreign invaders who by their mere presence in our country violate our laws? Realizing that Democrats' only reasons for pursuing legal status for illegal aliens are to further expand the nanny state and to register them as voters only confirms that Democrats are devoid of ideas and solutions that serve to prosper America and those who lawfully live here."

Whichever side you support on this or any other pertinent issue, I urge you to write your elected representatives and express your views. Only by participation can we maintain our republic.

Oh, and I never hired anyone but U.S. citizens to work for me in my custom farming venture. And I also paid them in excess of the local prevailing wage. I use past tense because I am now retired from farming.
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I helped load bales of hay with my friend they owned a small place with cows for milk & meat & hogs for meat, remember helping "somewhat" de-nut a hog to fatten him up, his dad had a bailing machine pulled behind an old 60 something chevy truck, Still talking Cars & Trucks lol, my friend & I would pick the bails up and throw them and stack the truck after the bailer spit the bails out we un hooked it from the truck then drove back around to get the hay IIRC, I might be missing a step or 2 how we did it, was 1973 & 4, we used that same truck (besides my dads truck) to pull cars out of ditches, dragging them home after blowing something apart, made one heck of a tow truck big tall sided flat bed with a granny 4 spd, I cant remember what engine it had though, VERY GOOD old days
Rick, sounds like fond memories to me! I don't know how many castrations I did but it was thousands, mostly hogs. It sounds like you had a FULL farm experience with all types of farm tasks.

I also could've used your truck to pull me out of a few jams, since I thought my 71' Impala could act like a 4X4 truck.....haha!

My wife is Hawaiian and has fallen in love with Nebraska and the culture even though we have the option of living in both places. Here I sit in the cold for another month and I GO to Hawaii.

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