Rain postponed the annual plow day held by the Buchanan School System in Buchanan, Michigan last weekend. The event was moved to today. Sunny skies and warm, mid 60's temps was on tap for today. You couldn't ask for better weather. The school sponsors the event that has grown year after year to include not just plowing with old tractors and horses. It now includes a petting zoo for the kids, quilting demo's, antique's of various types, pancake and sausage breakfast, lunch and displays of modern machinery brought out by area Ag dealerships.
Once again, I took my '37 John Deere A to the event to pull the wagon giving hay rides for the spectators. I have plowed there over the years but really like pulling the people and watching their faces as I follow along beside the plowing tractors. There is something about watching dirt turn over that seems to be mesmerizing. I first experienced it when I was a young'n riding on the fender of Dad's '49 John Deere Model A while plowing and disking.
There was a good turn out of tractors with John Deere's, Olivers, Fords, Allis Chalmers and Minneapolis Moline's. Surprisingly, no Farmall's were plowing.
Although no Farmall's were plowing a couple were present. I brought along my Cub for my daughter to bop around on. Here is a former co-worker and his Fiancee on my Cub tooling around enjoying the day.
One thing is for sure, you don't want to have tractor problems out there. If you do, They'll just leave you there and plow around you.
So imagine my embarrassment when my trusty old Model A ran out of gas
with all these tractors breathing down my back. Fortunately, the other Farmall that happened to be there, a little B came to the rescue and kept me from being plowed under.