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  • Farmers Skills know no Bounds

    Old nuts and bolts of any size, they build up in the shed, But finding one the right size, too thick too short the thread, Over the years you pick up most skills needed to run the maintenance of your farm, the obvious one is laying concrete, and brick or block laying. Before ready mix came about loads...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Mon, Nov 2 2009
  • Stafford Vintage Machinery Club tractor road run 12 July 2009

    Old tractors large, old tractors small, Some go well, some they stall, Most are older, than their owners, Some run sweetly, some are groaners. This last weekend we went on a vintage tractor road run with the Staffs Vintage Club. It started out at 9.30 am from Ed Weetman's haulage yard near Great...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Wed, Jul 15 2009
  • Our First Massy Harris Combine Drill (1950 ish)

    As a second tractor father went quite modern and bought the latest Fordson, a Fordson Major, basically it was a "long legged" version if the Standard Fordson, only these had three point linkage and side brakes and taller rear wheels. Along with it he had a two furrow mounted Ford Ransome plough...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Wed, Jul 1 2009
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