Friday, March 25, 2011

What's in the barn?

Maybe you've wondered what we use our barn for, or perhaps what keep there.... it is rather large, with lots of space for storing lumber as well as the "big tools" and machines we've acquired.  Someday it will have a second floor... maybe a loft with a view of Mt. Baker.


















But right now, well it's mostly full of the tractors this household has acquired.  Red tractors.  I've been led to believe Farmall Red is the only color that matters in vintage tractors.
This one is my favorite.  Isn't it cute how it's off center. This beauty is a 1955 Farmall 100 - the off set part is because it "has" cultivision.























This poor little yellow guy is a 1956 Farmall Cub.  It's yellow because at some point and time it would have been used for road work.  He's in the midst of a little makeover.  I don't think he will be staying yellow.  Fortunately for me, he's now in the barn and not my parking space in the garage.


This workhorse is a 1946 Farmall B.

















I'm not sure I like the white grill on this one. It'a 1952 or 1953 and is a Farmall Super C.


















And here's another cutie... it's a 1941 Farmall A.


















This fellow is destined to be parts.  He'll be able to help others be restored to their glory.


















And this big fella is the one that started it all.   This monster is a 1946 Farmall M... and it's tires are almost as big as me.

















So... what's in your barn?  And the final question is... are you fan of red or (gasp) a fan of green?


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22 comments:

  1. Red is a beautiful Farm Friendly color.
    Our barn is still waiting for a big work friend. We do enjoy the local tractor show offs and I have memories of tractor rides with my uncle when I was very young. Scared my mother half to death!
    I am in awe of the great floor your barn has.

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  2. In our barn / shop we have all of our tools for housebuilding and a place to re-build my little trailers. And I have a room for all my treasures I sell on e-bay. Honestly, I never thought about tractor colors but I will choose red!...i do have to tell a little story this reminds me of...a couple years ago we were in Oregon and we watched one of those huge hay balers gather all the hay and then spit out a giant bale..lol..we are easily amused!

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  3. I have always loved tractors, and red is the color for me. We don't have a barn but if we did I would like the 1941 Farmall A that you have, how cute.

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  4. WOW! Awesome tractors , I have always liked them. I love the old classic farm trucks , my fave is a 1953 Chevy in red or aqua. Papa is getting a large workshop built next month for his wood workings he will be able to have all his tools in there and it will have a loft for storage we need it! Great photos. Have a wonderful day !

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  5. I'm a green JD girl. Sorry! Love all those tractors.

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  6. Well, you know we don't have a barn. But I can always come visit yours, and isn't some of my stuff in there anyway?

    I'm really hoping you get the room in the barn finished... I'm planning on that being where I sleep when I visit, since you took over my room :)

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  7. That barn looks perfect for a party or wedding reception!

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  8. Since I grew up on a farm we believed that green was the only color out there :). However, I heard stories that some of the Farmall tractors were better than the John Deere's in their day, gasp. I just love barns and John Deere Green!

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  9. awsome collection of tractors and what an awesome barn...Sadly our old barn is coming down, just to far gone and dangerous to keep standing.

    You might like my other blog http://losthomesoflevy.blogspot.com/
    Which features a couple of old "lost barns" as well as homes.

    Can't wait for hubby to get home from work so I can show him this post.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  10. I definitely have a "thing" for tractors! My Grandpa had one, and he would take us for rides on it, and on more that one occasion he had to pull our car out of the ditch with it, when the car slid off the icy dirt road he lived on!

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  11. We are orange fans here! But I have to say, I think those red tractors are very purty ;) I love your awesome tractor museum.. and that's really what it is. A wonderful tribute and history to farm life. Thanks for sharing with us! -Tammy

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  12. You're asking us to take sides? I just can't. There's nothing prettier than an old red tractor out in the fields; but green is my all time favorite color. So it's a toss up. Funny you wrote about tractors. I'm working on a piece about them too. But it won't be ready for a while.

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  13. We do not own a tractor. But can appreciate the need to collect. Every Christmas a farm in New Hampshire decorates there old tractors in white lights. It is something we look forward to seeing every year. Fun post.

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  14. Farmall is fine, but I really prefer Case orange!

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  15. What a lesson in tractors! Thanks for all the great pictures.

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  16. cool tractors!! loved the pics and your blog!

    it's nice to meet you...hopped over from FFF!

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  17. Red! Definitely Red... Love your barn and the tractors too! Thanks for linking for Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! Glad you stopped by!
    Deb

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  18. awww, I love whats in your barn, lol!! Cute post! xox LA

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  19. I think the red is just too cute! And it stands out better in the fields! : )

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  20. Love the pictures! Found you on FFF...

    RED all the way...the only green we have is our lawn mower! :)

    My husband still uses a 1952 (?) Farmall M every day to spread manure. When I was a girl, my mother had a Farmall Super A for her garden tractor. Oh how I wish we still had it! I posted a story last week about a Farmall Super H that we used to have as well...

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  21. Red or Green?

    Well, actually...

    we like them best "running" lol!!!

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  22. I had to bring my husband to visit your blog! Of course, he loves the photos of the barn and the tractors. We have a toy Farmall H! Does that count??? Hubs dreams of living in the country and restoring old tractors. He grew up on a dairy farm and had a Massey Ferguson, Fords, and a Leyland. I couldn't believe he didn't have a Farmall! Thank you so much for your beautiful blog and stories. You are truly blessed. Hugs, Patti

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