Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Came Early Part II

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the comments about my early Christmas present. Unfortunately, no one guessed the correct answer. Fortunately, they were all entertaining submissions. Yesterday I became the proud owner of the 1953 International Harvester Farmall Cub pictured below.


I purchased this beauty yesterday from an old retired Pennsylvania farmer who was selling it on Craigslist. These tractors were the smallest of the Farmall line of tractors. They were designed to replace the mule on the small farms of the forties and fifties. Today they are coveted by small farmers for their perfect size and set of implements for working in the market garden. This one came with mounted cultivators and a snow plow. I already have a bare root vegetable transplanter that will attach to the back. I am excited to post some videos in the spring of this little powerhouse in action.

5 comments:

  1. Does "bare root vegetable transplanter" mean no more planting 8000 broccoli and tomato plants by hand?

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    1. K- Yes that is what it means! Someone can drive the tractor, and one or two someones can sit on the transplanter and place the plants. This will save time and allow us to plant even more!

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  2. A snow plow! Good idea! Can you bring it with you to Rockford when you come? We seem to be getting a couple of inches every other day!

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    1. Tell the snow to hold off until everyone arrives safely!

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  3. THIS is special and what about the other one? Aren't you rebuilding it? I LOVE IT that you are using the older tools. I can't wait for you to come down too and bring the canner. Hugs to you and Mollie and the babes - outside and in!

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