Sunday Photos: New Generations
Back in January I posted a photo of a mysterious farm machine on display in someone’s yard. I was going to Kerrville a few days ago and discovered this machine in another yard. It looks like it’s a few generations later than the first one, but I’m still in the dark about exactly what either one of these things do. This new one reminds me of a giant grasshopper.
On that same trip I drove by this ranch. Despite the deep freeze we had a few weeks ago many of the trees in this part of the Hill Country are putting on their next generation of growth and blooming as if nothing happened. According to a friend of mine who should know (he’s a native of the area and the guy you want on your side if you have to survive on your wits in the wild) these may be pear trees.
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This piece of machinery seems more familiar. At first I thought it might have been an early auger wagon, but a little looking around makes an antique threshing machine more likely. Today, they’ve been replaced by combines.
I’d bet on pear trees, too. They’re too neat and tidy to be the native plums with white blossoms; at least, I think so. There are white-blooming trees here now, tucked into the woods. They’re fun to see amidst all the tangle.
Here’s an interesting article on how threshing machines work.
Thanks for the links and the information. Those photos certainly look like the machine I saw. I’d assumed it was some type of harvester but couldn’t figure out what type and how it might operate. And now I know.