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This is how the farm I live on looked when my grandfather purchased it back in the mid '30's


 

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Stephenscity said:
Love these old pics. Thanks for the post. Was this in IL.?
Yes it is. I was raised on this farm and am currently farming it. :D I'll have to dig around and see if I can find some current ones.
 

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I love old buildings. Great pictures of a great old farm. Thanks for posting them. Look forward to seeing what it looks like now....James
 

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My father grew up on a horse powered farm and said he could plough more with a tractor in an evening after work than his father did in a full day. Probably more than an eight hour day too. Double the furrows per pass, faster travel and no harnessing, unharnessing etc. And that was only with a 30 hp tractor and a two furrow plough.
 

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Can you imagine having to plow all that with a mule?
I remember using the old trip 3 bottom pulled by an "M", but mules??????? THAT ain't gonna happen :lol:
 

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Nice old pics, the corn cribs bring back a few memories, we used to use wire netting instead of timber for the slats. These days it's all artificially dried.Some of the hardest work you ever get is hauling the maize on the drags (rakes & shovels) to the shellers. The contractor used a Minneapolis sheller with a TD9 power unit mounted on a truck. It could do 7 ton in 10minutes, (when the cribs were on the run) but the TD 9 had nothing left to come and go on.
 
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