Sunday, March 07, 2010

Tractor Show in Buchanan



Saturday we ventured to the open house at Blue Ridge Farm Center in Buchanan. They had BBQ and hot dogs and a petting zoo.

Mostly we looked at the machinery.



My husband counted off a spreader of some kind to see how long it is. One of his feet equals one foot. He counts that way a lot.



Above is a hay rake. These are my favorite machines because they look so cool when they are brand new. They make a nice splash against the sky.



The seat-to-steering-wheel ratio was too small for my tall husband in this particular tractor.



I am not sure what the above things are. I think they are balers but I wouldn't swear to it.



I think the above (and below) animals are alpacas. They were in a very small cage at the petting zoo and had the most plaintive little bleat I had ever heard. It sounded like a cry. I told my husband I wouldn't be able to raise those animals if they always sounded like that because it would make my heart ache to hear them.

5 comments:

  1. Aww, I like the brown and white alpaca.

    Di

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  2. They look like a cross between a llama and a sheep! I've never seen one before. Glad you enjoyed the tractor show. It's fun to think about that growing season just around the corner, isn't it?

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  3. My husband counts feet the same way.

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  4. I really love that hay rake picture.

    My husband also uses his feet to measure.

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  5. That hay rake is cool! Makes me want to touch it.

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