This old Farmall
404 was owned by a club I belong to. A good friend
of mine used it all the time to mow the club grounds.
When he died no one else wanted to take care of it so I
bought it and it's evil twin just to preserve 'em.
Every barn yard
needs an old hitch wagon hanging around. We picked
this one up at a flea market, of all places.
Of course you
gotta have a barn for it to be a barnyard!
Now if it's Christmas you'd find a big ol' 8 foot star
hanging in my barnyard. It's a real treat getting
this baby hoisted up to where the flag normally flies on
holidays. The light strands are about 12 feet long.
That makes the overall height around 20 feet.
And dogs. A
good barn yard has dogs in it. Flash and Bandit call
this barn yard their home. The barn has mice now
that the the stray cats that kept them away left when
these two came along.
And naturally it
wouldn't be my barn yard without old Sarge sitting
around in the snow. Sadly the old boy was put to
sleep just after Christmas. His tired and crippled
body just would't let him roam the yard he ruled for all
these past years. His quality of life was sinking fast
and he deserved more dignity than that. He was a mainstay at our
place for almost 14 years. He was about 16 maybe
years old and acted like he was two most his life. He never chased
the cats, just his tennis ball and the deer and coons that tried to eat the
corn. Sarge will most certainly be missed in the
You can bet the
4X4 "Dually" will be in the barn yard. It's been
around longer than Sarge and is due for a restoration.
The cab is actually ready to fall off.
I found this donor truck for my dually. It was in
Northern Indiana and had sat in the California desert
for years. It was missing the motor, transmission
and most of the interior, but there is hardly any rust on it and the
cab is solid. This is a two wheel drive so I will
take the cab and put it on my 4X4.
I have had this toy longer than the rest. I bought
this 1967 Camaro RS in 1980. I haven't done much
to it since I got it. The motor needs to be gone
through along with a new top, exhaust and from seats.
I take it on the road once in a while.
Whenever I take it out of the barn to work in there I
have everybody and their brother stopping trying to buy