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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 02:56 PM

Our local club had its annual show this past weekend. It's always based around Fathers Day Weekend, but because that was a week early this year, there were some other area events which conflicted with ours.

Tractor attendance was a little lower, and we didnt have a lot of our feature tractor (Ford) but the people who did come were the tops.
Several Members from GTTalk managed to make it (less two or three I didnt get pictures of)
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Ryan and I got to drive the ELF. What a marvelous tractor!
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Will and Ryan struck a Deal on a Massey Trailer
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And a set of OEM wheel weights (not pictured)

DH1 made it and brought his '66 MF10.

Casey came with an empty trailer to match Sparky's non-existent tractor. (Just kidding :poke: thanks for coming guys)
Steve managed to make it to this one with his 314 Wheel Horse.
Ryan brought his MF10, I brought my 63 DB725, SS12 ST16, my Custom7, and KK brought her Commando 8.

We only did one game this year, but had more in the wings if it wasn't a hit. It was called Early Survival Skills and was designed to tie in with our second feature of Indian Artifacts. This was the brain child of my kid. Couldn't be prouder.

You flipped a "Piece of Silver" (quarter) to see if you were a settler or an Indian. (Appropriate Head wear provided :D )
First you had to either Lasso or bolo a stick
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Then you had to go fishing, (magnet on a string with 3 washers in the barrel)
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Lastly, you had to use a Bow and Arrow or a Rifle to shoot your supper (pie pan)
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All from the comfort of your trusty "steed"
It was scored on points, not time. Our own Caseguy won.
It took a little longer, but the participants seemed to have a good time and the crowd got a charge out of the event and its mishaps.

Speaking of our second feature, I have been to more than a couple artifact shows, and this one had a little of nearly everything found locally. Many of the finds have been very early in history (14,000 to 8000 years old) Many others were from 8000 to the arrival of the early settlers, but all eras of local Native American Culture had some representation. Even some recent pieces from the closest remaining tribe.

A professional knapper did demonstrations thru two days and several other novice knappers and complete newbies to the craft tried their hands at it.
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Committee Chair Clarence Harvey and Ryan did demonstrations both Friday and Saturday on the At'latl (a hunting weapon used from around 8000 to 2000 years ago)
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Much ancient information was passed on to new generations and hopefully some will help preserve the information.

I will be adding pictures in the album all day and it can be found here:
http://gardentractor...mmer-show-2014/
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 03:07 PM

Wish I could have been there.  Had every intention of making it but, as it always seems to, life happened.  Maybe next year.  Looks like a good time.  Thanks for the pics.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 03:12 PM

Thanks Jeff, I kept watching for you, figured something bit you and wouldn't let go.
I understand how a schedule can fill up.

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 03:14 PM

Nice write up Alan, too bad Steve has been disqualified for waking me at 5:30 am. :bigrofl:

I had a great time visiting with everyone and I did use the trailer on the way home. I did not buy anything other than food and a hot chocolate kit while I was there at the show but can't stop thinking of that one knife I liked in the knapping sales section. So Ryan will have to make me one of those in his free time lol.

And put the picture of me actually doing well with the At latl lol. Or at least point out I had a kill shot even after throwing the at latl lol.
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 03:17 PM

Oh, I forgot o add that I drove that Elf too. Glad Will got it down and back without much hassle.
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 04:32 PM

Oh, I forgot o add that I drove that Elf too. Glad Will got it down and back without much hassle.

WAAAAAAAA!  I wanna drive the Elf too.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 04:35 PM

Sounds like you need to grab your passport and plan a trip.
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 04:38 PM

Sounds like a very nice time, and a great bunch of GTT guys to boot!


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 04:56 PM

Nice write up Alan, too bad Steve has been disqualified for waking me at 5:30 am. :bigrofl:
I had a great time visiting with everyone and I did use the trailer on the way home. I did not buy anything other than food and a hot chocolate kit while I was there at the show but can't stop thinking of that one knife I liked in the knapping sales section. So Ryan will have to make me one of those in his free time lol.
And put the picture of me actually doing well with the At latl lol. Or at least point out I had a kill shot even after throwing the at latl lol.


Ah, the hot chocolate kit. He struggled, but eventually made something that looked like Hot Chocolate. In all fairness, the water was Luke warm as I had warned the staff about not combining Casey, sharp objects and hot things.
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 06:10 PM

Alan, that kit was too early in the morning for me to think lol. Especially since i had already had 6 mornings prior to the real morning. (thanks Steve lol)
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 07:01 PM

Looks like a fun time! Glad Will made it down with the Elf!


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 07:08 PM

As Alan said, it was a bestest weekend.

I had a great time. It was my first tractor show, and I really

enjoyed it. Those folks in Cochranton, sure know how to

make one feel at home. I got to meet Alan's mom and

family. Alan, please thank them for all they did.

 

 I'm looking forward to going to their next event. I think

the next FCVAEC event is a GT trail ride in late August.

If not that, the Nov. plow day for sure. I want to reminisce, with

??(what's his name). We had a ball, prepping the Ford pedal

tractor for the kids Tractor Pull. We even cleaned it up real nice, and sprayed

the seat with Armour-All. :D  :rolling:  :rolling:

 

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 07:38 PM

Just found this picture on the camera.

 

It was hard to get him (MH81) on it, and even harder to get

him off it. :smilewink:

 

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And this is Ryan and Alan.

 

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Edited by IamSherwood, June 17, 2014 - 07:41 PM.

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 08:06 PM

It looks like a fun time. I wish I was there for the primitive stuff.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 09:44 PM

Looks like a great time guys. :thumbs:  Wish I could have joined you all. Maybe one of these years I'll have to make the trip and join you. 







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