After the nearly 1.5 inches of rain we got yesterday today dawned cool, clear and beautiful. Since the weather was so gorgeous, we took a trip an hour south of us to Mt Pleasant to go the the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. I've been attending this off and on since I was a child. My Dad has an antique tractor that my grandfather used to exhibit and drive in the Parade of Power. It isn't on exhibit anymore (Dad noticed too many of the brass parts kept coming up missing) but the event is still going on strong. I'm not sure what number reunion this was but it's a lot! So, here are a few photos of the day.
And below, the line up of steam tractors:
In the video below I made a mistake in the voice over. They are actually using a horse-powered baler. They had been threshing earlier.
And there are always the obligatory photos with the NEW farm machinery. This year it was Case rather than John Deere. The tractor below costs more than we paid for our entire property!!
Even the drive home was beautiful.