Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Little History

At the top of one of our pastures, just along the edge of the woods, sits an old piece of farm equipment.
 You could almost miss it walking by; it's almost sunk completely down into the earth.
I'm always pleased to see it, like an old friend, on occasions where I walk by.  I can't help but wonder about the farmer that used to perch on that metal seat, steering his horses.  What did he plant?  And where?  If only rusty farm equipment could talk!

22 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Those look like pieces of hay rakes without the large wheels.
All of the rain has probably uncovered them by now.

Out on the prairie said...

I wonder where the wheels went, possibly on another piece of equipment or in someones front yard

Karen S. said...

A great treasure from yesterday long ago!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I LOVE IT. There are stories there for sure. It looks like a hay tedder to me. Not sure but think so.I may be wrong:) Hug B

TexWisGirl said...

neat old piece of a past. :)

Enie Dub said...

Oh my gosh that is amazing to see! If only we could hear its stories :-)

A Quiet Corner said...

It was probably used to hay the fields that you do now...I'm sure that land made a beautiful farm!!...:)JP

Lin said...

Isn't it amazing that it has not disintegrated, but instead is being swallowed up by the earth? They don't make stuff like they used to.

Sally said...

Wow - that's so interesting. Yes, if only it could talk! :)

Bas said...

ja zo gaat het maar het ziet er nog betreffelijk gaaf uit alleen de wielen zullen een andere eigenaar hebben.

Endah Murniyati said...

I have no idea what is it! An interesting treasure.

Small Kucing said...

Looks kinda dangerous ..ones might fall over it.

alissa apel said...

That is interesting!

My husband used to live in the back woods of Missouri growing up. He found arrowheads (lots of them). He always wished he knew the back stories about them.

Rob-bear said...

So do you have any plans to unearth this treasure, or will you just let it be?

Blessing and Bear hugs!

Lynn said...

the spikes look like the skeleton of an interesting creature, is there anyway of finding out who he was and what he farmed? Neighbours, library, archives, it would be fun to know...

troutbirder said...

That would be interesting for sure....

Montanagirl said...

Neat photos! Yes, if only they could talk . . .

Linda said...

Wow, looks like it's returning to the soil, like logs in a forest. (Ever see those signs on a nature trail?)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow!
love
tweedles

Michael Manning said...

This is mysterious, Lisa!

Annette said...

That's pretty cool! Yes, I do wish that rusty old farm equipment, old furniture, trees, and old houses could talk. I bet they've seen a lot in their time!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How awesome is that and it would be fun to know what they planted!