Sunday, September 12, 2010

Boonville Tractor show 2010

The day started very cool and damp.

We saw small steam engines running.

We've always talked abut some day owning a teardrop trailer, but not this one!
It's all about quality.

There was produce to buy.

There were small hit and miss engines running.

There were trains running.

There were draft horses eating.

There was wheat threshing going on.

There was pondering happening too.
How could anyone build a smaller replica like that?
The blacksmith was amazed at it.

There was very slow board making going on by the Japanese.
It is almost a lost art.
Only 20 people are known to do it this way.
After watching them pull the huge blade through,
I understand why there are only 20 too.

The biggest working engine there.
300 horsepower.
Need I say noisy?

Then came the parade.
This picture was allowed as it wasn't Mennonites driving.

Large steam powered tractors made their way up the hill.

Hi Randy! He works with my son.

I just had to take a picture with the speed limit sign.
I really don't think you'd want to go much faster than 5 mph with steel wheels.
It looks like a very bouncy ride.

Santa even made an appearance.

A power horse, not what you think of when talking about a horse.

This is a classmate of mind, David Propst.
We graduated from high school 40 years ago.

This truck belongs to a fellow blacksmith friend of ours, Don Asbee.
We stuck our business card beside his in the window frame.

Cedar shingle making with steam power.

Hometown boy Daniel, who by the way didn't pull his best.
Better luck next time!

And to keep with the theme of this blog, i.e. Quilting, here is a barn quilt the blacksmith spied as we were walking the grounds.
It turned into a beautiful day. We spent 7 hours roaming the flea market, the food vendors, the tractors, the blacksmiths, and the steam engines.
It was amazing all people that we ran into that we knew.


Nancy said...

looks like fun...

I will be at the Ol'Thrashers Festival in Elsberry Friday...selling quilt raffle tickets for my guild. Must be kind of the same thing but I've never been there...

Zoey said...

Sounds like you had a nice day.

We have steam engine/tractor show in august every year, but I have never been idea what it is all about.

katie said...

That looked like great fun.
I loved your friends blue truck.

Anonymous said...

Wow now that looks like a fun day, I really enjoyed looking at the pictures thanks for sharing.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Isn't there a quilting barn off C too now? I love the photos! Looked like a lot of fun too!

Deanna said...

It has been years since we went to the Tractor show at Boonville. As you already know (since Jim tells all...) we considered going to the tractor show but the lake won out.

Great pictures. See you next Monday!

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE the barn quilt!!!! Have you seen the barn quilt blog? It's great, she is always posting wonderful pictures of the various barns. :-)

I'm having a little giveaway, so come on by my blog.