Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This pastoral scene

is from a deer camp road as it appeared in October in Pennsylvania, 2012. Other scenes from autumn in P. A. follow.  We found the foliage at or near its peak and the weather mostly agreeable during the three-week journey through Crawford County, Clinton County and Lock Haven, and Indiana County.

Why this image?

Scroll down through these photographs from my corner of Pennsylvania to discover the connection.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Uncle Al's Ford 800 Tractor

Your Humble Blogger with his Uncle Al's Ford 800 tractor, which Ford called the NAA series, and a successor to the 1953 Golden Jubilee. The Golden Jubilee represented a departure from the familiar 8n, 9n, and 2n series of small utility tractors Ford was, and is, so noted for. Numerical designations during this period were 600, 800, and 900 depending on whether the tractor bore a wide or tricycle front end and other power and feature designations. Put a lot of hours on this great old-timer and it remains one reason I favor utility-type tractors to this day. Yes, it runs. Would love to restore it back to the condition I knew in the 1950s. The Ford shown earlier was an 860 model, probably produced in the mid-1950s.

Captured across My Corner of Pennsylvania this October, 2012.

Pinzgauers in P. A. talking things over

Scotch Highlander junior bull

Cupola and barn

Sunset over Lake Erie