Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sheep, cows and so much more.....!


Yes Malyss you were right, Darryl certainly does have a passion for tractors, but no Andrew not for racing, though I wonder what that would be like with these beauties! In a hangar at the top of the hill is the biggest collection of restored tractors I've ever seen together in one place (agricultural shows haven't been high on my agenda!). There was a gasp as the doors slid open to reveal the gleaming group of beautifully rebuilt, most from a very sorry state, tractors. There were four different models of McCormack Deering, a couple of John Deer, a David Brown, and a Minneapolis-Moline, just to name a few, you might have to enlarge the images to see the model numbers and details. When the flywheel of the John Deer Model D was cranked up it roared into life and then purred like a pussy cat, a testament to some very dedicated endeavor! I'm glad to say these beauties do get loaded up and shown regularly at country agricultural shows, so many more than we few 'city slickers' get to appreciate them. All in all it was an excellent day spent in the WA countryside with family and friends, thanks again Darryl and Robin for the wonderful welcome. Have a happy Tuesday, take care..
 
A work in progress.....
and a future project, so you can see the starting point is a long way from the finished restoration.....
I can't believe I forgot about the very beautifully restored David Brown, thanks Andrew for the prompt.....



29 comments:

  1. Looks more like Perth, Scotland, than...

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  2. Ah, reminds me of the summers I spent on an uncle's farm when I was a little girl -- didn't realize I could remember that far back!!! He was always looking for a new tractor and I would get to tag along!

    Sylvia

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  3. Super, les tracteurs! I need to show this post to my 12-year old! He will love it. Great shots, Grace! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  4. Oh these are all my loves! Now why have I never driven a tractor???

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  5. These old tractors are wonderful !

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  6. When i was young, i lived on a farm,and i worked there, and i drove a John deer Tractor :o)!That's why i still love tractors, lambs,hens,.. and all rural things today , animals and vehicles!This is a wonderful collection!Congrats to Darryl!

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  7. Pretty cool but I have to admit I am not big on tractors!

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  8. One could definitely get their tractor fix here! Lovely wheels - and you have to admire the restoration!

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  9. Wow! Boys and their toys ... I'd love to take that shiny red McCormick-Deering for a spin.

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  10. They definitely are beauties indeed :-).

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  11. There is a certain beauty in tractors. :)

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  12. They are great looking machines, all! Love this series of pics Grace, well done.

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  13. What would a farm be without a tractor! But a whole herd of tractors? Wow, they are incredible and many I recognize from my youthful experiences in rural areas!

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  14. Great work by Darryl. I remember the Allis with the odd front wheels. My father said they were not good as they would easily tip over. When I was a kid, I assumed the name was Alice. To my surprise now it is not even Ellis but Allis. I assume the second last red one is the David Brown. I remember that name too. Our tractor was a John Deere, but a little more modern than these. They still used the yellow and green.

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  15. bright and attractive machines!

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  16. Wonderful assortment. I like that first red one.

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  17. J'aime beaucoup regarder ces tracteurs au travail. Malheureusement, en France, on en voit de moins en moins. C'est bien dommage!...

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  18. All your beautiful shots of tractors remind me of Norfolk Grace....especially today, on the Jubilee holiday weekend, when all the tractor enthuasists join together in parades to block the roads and show their pride and joys at farming shows! That's Norfolk for you!! Have a nice week....

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  19. i must have been a farmer in a former life because i love tractors, have loved them since i was young. these are such beauties.

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  20. What a fantastic collection.

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  21. Oh it's fun to see our typical green/yellow John Deere down under! :) Now that shiny red one floats my boat.
    V

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  22. I love these things and even tried to drive one once, but I was stopped in time for my own safety!

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  23. j'adore ta collection de tracteur
    quelles couleurs

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  24. Oh Gosh, I know what it is like to have a hubby who is just mad about tractors and old machinery. We have one in our garage here (and a few down at the farm) and when we start it up, the whole house shakes (let alone the neighbour's place).

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  25. wow .. that must be the mother lode of tractors there ..

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