Last week most of the images I posted were of the tractors. This week I am adding a few others to show just a few of the things the tractors do after they get warmed up and the smoke mostly clears away. I’m sure there are other uses for the steam power units, but our field is limited to thrashing, baling, and lumber machinery at this point. They do operate pumps and fans, and as I said last week, even ice cream makers! All of this does not just happen at the snap of a finger. It takes time to set up all of the components and get them aligned to operate at peak efficiency. I enjoy watching the people get all of this ready to work, maybe because I have been involved in similar projects in the past. The older equipment and way of getting things done with the historic machinery is just that – history. This history is way more interesting to me than the things they tried to teach us in school. But that is probably just me. Sorry, the water truck is only to keep the ever present dust to a minimum, it is not steam powered. Next week I will put up images from the county fair – pig and ford races, maybe a horse or two. It is fair season and all.