Sorry it took so long to get back on the board, but have been busier than a beaver in poplar grove
Trying to get everything ready to go pick up Cub #3
What a weekend
Only two things wrong with it - 1 - wasn't long enough, and 2 - I got too nervous to do the workshop, so Carl graciously stepped in.
I am not sure what happened, sort of surprised by wife Emilie
, as I normally do not have any problem doing presentations
, been doing them for over 10 years now. But, for some reason, I got all tongue-tied and that was that
Carl, thank you very much for jumping right in there!
Where do I start?
Well, Friday did not get off to the bang that I had intended. I was hoping to be able to make it out to the farm by 5pm or so... the original plan was for my Caravan to haul Ellie out to Sussex. My wife put the kybosh to that real quick, so my chums over at Monarch donated a pickup to haul Ellie on the trailer. Unfortunately, I could only get the truck after 5pm and it was 6pm by the time I got home. Then I had to redo all the wiring connections so we could have lights.
Gord Trail came over to help and we got it done slightly before 9pm. As I was really beat, Gord decided that he would ride shotgun on our way out to Sussex. Oh, his transport evaporated also, due to a family emergency for his buddy, so we decided we would haul Ellie Friday night and his 48 in the morning.
We finally arrived SAFELY, I might add at David and Alton's somewhere around 10-10:30. A real nice campfire was burning away, smelled real good. I was pleased to see that both Art and Carl had made it on Friday and had stuck it out until we got there. It was a real pleasure to meet both, and the weekend started out on a good note after all
Gord and I ended up back home at 1:30am for me and 2:00am for Gord, he had to backtrack from Dieppe to Riverview..... Shortly after 6am I was on my way to Gord's to pick up his Cub. We arrived about 8:30am just in time for a morning cup of tea
People started arriving shortly after 9am, and everyone was having a great time chatting and getting to know one another. By 10am, slightly behind schedule, the carb workshop began. Jethro's carb being the patient. He had been mostly rebuilt, but there were still some issues, mostly warpage to deal with. All learned a great deal and the warpage is gone
Bruce Sanford brought his grilles, and boy were they amazing. We tried one on Ellie and it fit like a glove and went on smooth as silk. Beautiful job Bruce!, looking forward to getting one. Art and Carl somehow managed to score all three before you could say Art and Carl real quick
Lunch came around pretty quickly, and the local 4H club did a great job -cept, by the time I got there, no more burgers -- hotdogs was it... oh well, made sure I got them burgers on Sunday though
After lunch the plowing and hilling matches commenced consecutively. I thought for sure that we would have to delay the hilling competition until after dinner though. We had a real and I mean real hard time prying Carl off of Pierre's Cub. He probably would have plowed the whole field ifn we had let him
Talk about an addiction
Dinner was good, but the parade there and back was much better if you don't count the Cub that had to turn back and the C whose operator thought he was going to have some fun
, all in all a VERY good time was had by all.
The fiddlers were great as well, and the evening proceeded nicely even though I was beginning to crash big time. Good thing my wife Emilie was there to drive me home because I would never have made it.
Sunday again was a very early day, Gord and I were on the road shortly after 7am. The morning workshop on Jethro's governor was very illuminating, (and VERY EXPENSIVE
) It was stuck tighter than a drum, but with Jos's expertise and a liberal dash of diesel, it is now a thing of beauty!
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end however, and this weekend ended all too early.
We met so many interesting people, renewed old aquaintances as well as people we met at the last tractor show and made a whole bunch of new friends. I am already starting to look forward to next years edition of CubFest Northeast and it will be even better.
Quick request though for all of you who attended. Can you please send me thoughts, suggestions etc., privately on what you think can make it better, what other workshops you think would be beneficial, and al that kind of stuff.
Again, thank you all for coming and making CubFest Northeast the success that it was, and it was a real privilege to meet each and everyone of you