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Sunday, May 1, 2011

STILL ENJOYING THE WIDE OPEN SPACES

RETIRED 
Piece of old farming equipment found in vintage mechanic shed.
Rockcastle County, Kentucky

20 comments:

  1. A great piece of equipment that I see quite often in my area.

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  2. Farmchick -- Thanks for stopping by -- farm equipment is mostly sitting around in my area as the fields are so muddy from all the rain. Looks like next week will be much of the same. -- barbara

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  3. I just love stopping by to see the wonderful surprises that you have found on your journeys.

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  4. There has been a lot of this old farm equipment sent to the scrap yards the past few years with the prices of scrap high. Probably part of bridges and buildings in China now. Or resold to us as farm tractors. Seems a shame to me.

    Enjoy the clothes line image at the top. Last time we hung up clothes it was during the ice storm a couple years back. That was in the house tho. We still have clothes poles in the yard. One now turning into a wisteria tree.

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  5. Thought it was a bike for a moment, but I see it's not. Maybe a hay rake?

    Love the new header - clothes drying in the sun. My job from the time I was tall enough was hanging the washing on the line and taking it down -- dashing out when summer showers started -- and inhaling that fresh, clean smell that doesn't come in the detergent or the drier sheets we have today.

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  6. I so enjoy seeing those old buildings and pieces of americana that you provide with your photography. Thank you for sharing, wouldn't miss your blog.

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  7. Terrific photo, Barbara! Great textures.

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  8. June -- I too started my working career by hanging and taking down clothes off our family wash line. I was very young and found it to be a very pleasurable profession. The smell -- yes of sunshine -- irresistible. My reward was to be able to cuddle up in my bed with fresh line dried sheets.

    Yes, what is left of the farm equipment piece would be called a hayrake. Spending your adult life in the big city did not take the country out of your memories.

    -- baarbara

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  9. Vicki -- thanks for the comment on the old hay rake -- barbara

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  10. Diane -- Kentucky has a lot of places that reflect the past. This is why I like this native American quote: You do not know where you are going until you know where you have been.

    Thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  11. Reflections -- great to have you stop by. I think the blogging network is terrific! -- barbara

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  12. Grampy, Too bad that old antique farm equipment ends in junk yards. Drying clothes outside is really fun once you get the hang of it. Thanks -- barbara

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  13. Tess, Farm hay-rakes were perfect in their time -- barbara

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  14. Those comfy seats from farm equipment get remade into bar stools in some pubs/homes here ;)

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  15. A ghost from the past. Haven't seen one of those in years, not since I helped a friend's relatives bring in the tobacco crop on summer. Dianne

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  16. The daylight showing through the cracks makes for a really interesting photo!

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  17. Sheri -- I thought the daylight showing through the cracks was the wide open spaces. I was having fun with the photo. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  18. Dianne -- Wow, I've heard that working in the tobacco field is really hard work. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  19. Jayne -- One might need a drink after riding on one of those seats all day -- barbara

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