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.


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


  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?

  3. My husband counts feet the same way.

  4. I really love that hay rake picture.

    My husband also uses his feet to measure.

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


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