I love history and I’m fascinated by old things: old buildings; old cars; old aircraft; old machinery etc. So when I saw an ad for the vintage tractor show at the Tilly Foster Farm I had to go. When I was young my father used to take me to traction engine rallies. I can’t say that I enjoyed them too much at the time (I imagine I was too young) but they certainly left an impression – including once getting stuck behind about 50 of these behemoths on a single lane road where overtaking was forbidden! They move at about 5 miles per hour!

I expected to find all kinds of old technology and I wasn’t disappointed.


Farm Buildings


Vintage water well-drilling machinery. Apparently it’s driven by a 9 horse power Fairbanks engine and dates to around 1891. It was restored by and is owned by the Hyatts of Holmes, NY.


Vintage Ford Tractor


Old Ford


Not so old driver


Was it something I said?




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