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#1 broken2 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 19, 2013 - 10:21 PM

One of my hobbies/side jobs is doing small scale field work with my ford 2600 farm/utility tractor. My latest job (tonight) was mowing around the edges of a patch work of 5 fields and the trails through the woods that connect them. The property is 60+ acres and is bordered by hundreds of acres of vacant land. The P.O. moved to Florida and the property was left unmaintained. The new owner wants to start getting it prepped for deer season. I may put a food plot in for him next year but for now he just wants it accessible. I started mowing it, and could have finished it yesterday but I kept stopping to explore/hike the woods. That's one of the reasons I don't charge by the hour, I'm easily distracted by nature. I finished it tonight in the dark and had a great time, I love being out on secluded land, especially at night. Here's some pics, the ones after dark didn't turn out that great but I still think they're cool. The mist was awesome!

 

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Posted August 19, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Looks like you had a great time, I know what you mean by being in the GREAT outdoors !! :thumbs:

 

Thanks for sharing !!


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 01:40 AM

Beautiful pics, thanks. Doesn't the air smell wonderful when the mist is rising like that? Almost hate to run the tractor at times like that, lol

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Posted August 20, 2013 - 01:59 AM

Great pics!



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 06:17 AM

I love the picture of the little glow of the Ford's headlights and the instruments.  I like driving my old six volt systems at night.  If you work a John Deere two cylinder hard enough, the muffler will glow red. 

 

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Posted August 20, 2013 - 07:12 AM

Great photos! In 26+ years at the Illinois Tollway, I can't begin to count how many hrs. I spent on a Ford just like that. They are one tough tractor.



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 07:41 AM

Dan, great scenery. Glad you were able to share them.

I used to never give it a thought, but lately we've had such an inrush or coyotes, bear, and who knows what all that I am getting more wary of the woods at night especially.

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Posted August 20, 2013 - 08:00 AM

great pictures



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 08:10 AM

Dan, great scenery. Glad you were able to share them.

I used to never give it a thought, but lately we've had such an inrush or coyotes, bear, and who knows what all that I am getting more wary of the woods at night especially.

It's those "who knows what all" that can gitcha". Um hum!


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 08:27 AM

Wow those were great pics. Did it get a little cold? At night in PA it is getting cold.



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 10:13 AM

I like the one where the sun is just getting ready to set and you can see the moon :thumbs:



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Some really great pictures, I love the view from the tractor out over the illuminated dash into the cone of the headlights and beyond to the mist.



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Those were some really nice pictures, thanks for sharing them.  I wonder if I could ever find enough side work like that to justify a larger tractor for myself?  I think even the night pictures turned out quite well.






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