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I really enjoyed ALL the shows in October - those nice events with all kinds of activities going on, and as always the horses and mules as well as other farm animals. A lot of the old machinery shown reminded me of my very young days as a kid when farmers around me in Bavaria used them on their farms. Of course there wasn't as much variety as here in the States. I may be wrong, but I would guess a number of those fine contraptions were not designed by engineers in factories, but came from shops of inventive farmers and craftsmen in rural areas.
One of the quaint things I saw today towards the end of the show, obviously a kind of parade, and there was a white closed (wedding?) carriage followed by a manure spreader!!! Omen of things to come?
Joe, you did a really fine job sharing all those events with us, and I bet you had a great time, too, every time you went.
Is it possible to insert a little map so that one can see the location?
Or maybe that would be a story in the magazine to summarize your itinerary? I usually try to look up those places in an atlas, but am not always successful.

Uncle Joe says 2017-10-31 21:20:34 (CST)

Thanks Klaus. An interesting thing to note about the carriage is that most of it was built from reclaimed materials. The sides were made from semi Tractor fenders for example. “Jake” Jacobson is a manufacturing marvel.

Yes, it is a lot of fun putting together these shows.

I will put together a crude map and post it here. Thanks again.


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Ralph in N.E.Oh says 2017-11-08 18:46:19 (CST)

I too enjoyed them. A map is a great idea, thanks Joe

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