5/4/10

Plowin' the day away

My sweetie, playing in the dirt.


The annual spring Plow on the Mountain in Crossville, TN this past Saturday looked like it might turn into "Bathtime on the Mountain" according to the weather forecasts, but the heavy rains that were coming down in West and Middle Tennessee held off until around lunch and everything went on as scheduled. Once the plowing was finished, Hubby and I loaded up the Farmall and the plow and headed home in a drizzle of rain and by the time we stopped for lunch the drizzle had turned into a downpour- but Hubby had a wonderful time and was happy to see some of his antique tractor buddies again. 
Here are some pictures from the day....



















































40 comments:

  1. What NEAT pictures! I'm glad the rain held off so the plowing could get finished. LOVE it!

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  2. Love your new sheep barn-I finally got caught up at your bloggie-
    Sorry you had to down-size your garden....and about your nose! ouch!
    I love the plowing pictures-and the mules and horses.
    Love you,too. ~Debra

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  3. What a neat event! I love it!! Thanks for sharing your pictures again this year!

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  4. Hi Paula, Hope your nose is feeling much better by now. Great pictures of your husband and his friends. I am so happy that the rain held off until later in the day.

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  5. Love these! Even recognised one my Dad used!!
    hughugs

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  6. Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing! Diggin in the dirt is wonderful.... especially with a cool tractor :)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  7. Looks like hubby is having fun in the dirt. Glad to hear that the rain held off.
    Those are wonderful photos.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Paula, cool pictures. Glad the rain held off till noon. Hope you haven't been flooded by now. Have a great week. Winona

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  9. Very nice pictures. I love living in the country. This week I am especially thankful to live on a hill.

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  10. Great photos, thanks and happy the rain let up, hugs Barbara

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  11. Do you know if you are related to any of the Ohio Frakers??I'm a Fraker from Lancaster,Ohio several Frakers came from Pataskala Ohio area. here is another TN. blogger you might enjoy http://betsyfromtennessee.blogspot.com/
    Betsy and her husband live in Fairfield Glade

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  12. Wonderful to see the plowing, especially the horse or mule drawn plows. Around here it is all done by HUGE tractors. I'm glad the rain held off for you.
    Debbie

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  13. I want to live where you live, Paula...you have NO idea just how bad! Love your pictures!

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  14. Very nice pictures! It's great to have a yearly tradition like that to look forward to.

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  15. My hubby got a big smile out of these pictures - neat to see folks having fun with implements meant for hard work. Also glad you don't live in the lowlands - so sorry to hear about the flooding.

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  16. Looks like that was a lot of fun. We used to have a farmal tractor just like yours. Sometimes hubbie would be working in the hay fields and people would stop and ask if he would sell it. He finally did sell it to a man who collected farmal tractors

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  17. Hey Paula,
    You know I love that FarmAll!

    All the pictures are so good. I will have to show my husband when he gets in. He loves to plow.
    I sure would like to see the spring Plow on the Mountain. We may just have to head up that way next year.

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  18. I love it when you show pictures from this event, Paula! Looks like it was beautiful for the event--I'm so glad the rain held off for you!

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  19. Whoa, look at all those handsome mules, in their beautiful harnesses, and all those tractors.

    I love Farmall's, reminds me of Granddad's and riding on the inside fender while he was plowing, or haying.

    Thanks for sharing these cool pics...

    Blessings,
    Mel

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  20. Really cool pictures! Looks like they had a lot of fun! That last picture looks like olden times!

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  21. Love these pictures! I wanna live in the country, I wanna wake to see fields, smell the newly plowed earth. Sigh! Maybe someday.

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  22. My goodness what lovely pictures of the tractors and plowing teams. I remember when I lived on the dairy farm how the farmer came and plowed up 1/2 an acre for a garden beside the house for us. I was so fasinated then and that has never died! I do miss the farm life. Thanks for giving us little slices of heaven!

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  23. Hi Paula,
    I wanted to get in touch and make sure y'all were ok since hearing about the awful flooding in TN, and I was not sure exactly where you are located. I hope all is well. I am thinking about you, even though I have been a horrible blog friend!! Hopefully I can get back to it and catch up with everyone soon.
    Take care, Tracey
    Take care,

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  24. Happy Mother's Day Paula!
    hughugs

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  25. that looks like fun! happy belated mother's day
    kris

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  26. These are great pictures, Paula. Thanks for sharing. I especially like the black and white one. It reminds me of years ago.

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  27. Your post about plowin day is terrific! It makes me think of some old pictures in amoung my parents things...I'm off to look!
    Men sure like their tractors and any excuse to get a new one!

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  28. Thanks for sharing these photos. I realize that this is how my grandfather did farming. My cousin, also a farmer, does it a whole different way!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  29. Hi there!
    Thanks for the sweet comments :)
    I LOVE pears... but I would happily share with ya!
    Have you ever had dried pears? Yummy!! They are better than candy and that includes chocolate!!!
    Do you just love Tennessee?? That is one of the states that we are considering moving to. Don't know anything about it though. I'm trying to study things on the internet....but it's like looking for a needle in a hay stack! Sure looks gorgeous though :)
    Have a fun day today !!

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  30. I love barn pictures and tractor pictures! Your pics are so cool!

    You mentioned Crossville, TN. We have family that lives in Jamestown. I didn't realize you lived in that area!

    Have a great day, Paula!
    Tammy

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  31. Glad the plowing got done : ) Amazing photos of the day!

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  32. Oh how fun! I love these pictures. What will the field be planted with?

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  33. Love all of the pictures! Paula, has your area been affected by the floods? I hope you are doing well. blessings,Kathleen

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  34. Great photos Paula! I love your husband's old red tractor! I think it was my favorite! I love the mules, too - so vintage. It'd make a nice painting for sure.

    How's your nose? What is to be planted in your field? How'd you fare with the flooding?

    Good to see you back!

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  35. OMGsh!! These pictures made my heart go pit-a-patter! I LOVE those beautiful mules. I know that might sound funny to some people, but they really are such great animals. These pictures make me want to get out and plow something!!
    Patricia :o)

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  36. I just finished up my Dad's history and seeing these photos brought me back to remembering the family movies showing my Dad plowing and even my mom! Great photos!

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  37. What a great event.
    Some of those tractors looked familiar (my father is a farmer).
    Enjoyed visiting,

    Laura

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  38. What fantastic photos. I love the photos of the mules, the tractors, and plowing. This is a wonderful posting. My mother sure enjoyed this, too.

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  39. Looks like alot of work on the Fraker Farm!
    Love the pictures!
    Hugs, Ann

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  40. I came to visit for a spell and enjoyed myself..I'm glad you were able to kill that snake..how brave you are!
    Your chickens are lovely girls, wish they were mine! but we aren't allowed them in this developement and we are too old to up root now..Ginny

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