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Saturday, July 2, 2011

FARM HELPER



"WORKING BULLDOG" 
KENTUCKY FARM TRUCK



12 comments:

  1. Oh yeah! Looks like a good ol' truck!

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  2. Granny Sue -- Just what most small farms need around these parts. So what if it has a few dings and cracks in the windshield -- just so long as it does the tough work. Thanks Sue -- barbara

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  3. We have a very old truck that we use for farming on our small place. It is old, but does the job! Love your new header photo. I am a total sucker for a barn :)

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  4. Farmchick -- Love old trucks -- they have stories to tell. Why would a farm want anything but an old "definitely used," truck. Bet you have a personal name for your truck like "ole blue" or "green daddy -- something like that -- barbara!

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  5. Oh, yes -- every farm needs an old tough truck.

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  6. Barbara,
    Enjoy the photo. As usual it takes my mind to a similar place. I see the headlight. It used to be that I could keep a spare one of these type headlights and it would fit all the vehicles we owned. I see the turn signal. I know there is an 1157 bulb inside. It to could be used on all the vehicles we had at one time when a light burned out. Now when a light goes out it is always a trip to a parts store. With luck they have it in stock. Each bulb different on each vehicle almost. Something wrong with our direction to light the way I am thinking. Of course I like the photo of the old farm truck. On our trip out west last year. I always looked for the trucks parked somewhere near the barn.

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  7. We have a big ol' beater truck (not as big as the behemoth you photographed, but no slouch, either!) and though it's just parked most of the time (its MPG is tragic), we don't know what we'd do without it when we need it. It's got the whole "old farm truck" look going on - cracked windshield, rust, dents, hay and rock dust perpetually in the bed, snowplow attachment... I don't even want to discuss the condition of its interior, it's simply too embarrassing - and its name is, in fact, "Ol' Blue!" :-)

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  8. Laloofah -- Ol' Blue -- I used that name as my son had a truck called that name -- it lived a long life with him and went on to greener pastures at a local farm. You describe your truck as "well used." Before Ol' Blue my son had Green Daddy. Both became pretty beat up after about ten years.

    Going to rain on this 4th of July -- lots of picnics will have to find shelter.

    I am familiar with that quote from Wendell Berry -- it is one of my favorites of his. Wendell Berry lives here in KY as do so many great writiers.

    Happy 4th -- barbara

    -- barbara

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  9. Grampy -- today it seems that one is lucky if they find a replacement part to anything. Buy a new computer and the old printer cord won't work with it and on it goes.

    Nice 4th to you == barbara

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  10. David and I had a little blue pickup truck which we loved. The only thing wrong was that we also had six children between us ages 18-24, who all needed our help moving more than once (to college, home, back to college, etc. over and over). David finally said enough is enough and we sold the truck. Now my old station wagon serves the purpose, although she is looking a bit distressed these days. My daughter (who lives on her own little farm) has a truck, which her youngest can drive, although it is a stick shift. Meanwhile her girls are ages 17-23 and you guessed it...to college and back and back to college again. Dianne

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  11. Ahh -- your truck was put to good use -- as a moving van. So it goes with folks and children -- always on the move and sometimes right to your home. Now you have passed the baton to your daughter. She can now look back and appreciate you two even more. -- barbara

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