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 Post subject: New Member from West Virginia
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:48 am 
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Location: Princeton, West Virginia
Figured it was about time I stopped in and introduced myself, guess I've lurked around here long enough.

Not much tell, I call southern West Virginia home...just about as far south as you can get in the state and still be here. Thanks to my Dad I grew up with an appreciation for old machinery and equipment. My maternal grandfather "Poppy" was a bi-vocational farmer, and it was from him I gained an appreciation for farming. Poppy purchased a '51 Farmall Cub brand new, which is pictured in my avatar. Poppy sold the Cub when I was in high school and bought a 600 Ford, which we still have. I tried unsucccessfully for years to find that Cub but new I'd always have to own one like it.

In the early 90's I purchased a '67 John Deere 112H garden tractor, over the years restoring it and purchasing most of the major attachments that were available for it. My JD L&G collection also includes a '73 140H3 and an '85 420.

In 2008 I realized a life long dream and bought a '51 Farmall M that I had spotted a few years before. It was abandoned by the side of the road, surrounded by junk equipment. I restored it the following year. During that same time I restored a '59 John Deere 430W for my boss, and my wife and I are it's "curators" and take it to area parades and shows.

This past October I was able to reach another milestone, purchasing my first Farmall Cub, a '49. I had looked for one for years, wanting not just any Cub, but an unmolested original. A good friend of mine in North Carolina found one that filled my bill in Johnston County, NC. It's original owner had passed and he was able to pick it up for me at a good price. It is an original "IH Blue Ribbon Reconditioned Tractor", the only one I, or anyone I've ever met has seen.

Not really intending on purchasing anymore tractors, I'd like now to concentrate on some equipment for the ones I do have. A Little Genius Plow for my "M", a few things for the Cub, and perhaps even a hammermill to use at our local county fair.

Thanks for lettin' me in to the fold and I look forward to joining in...

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IHCC Chapter 37 Eastern North Carolina
1951 Farmall M
1949 Farmall Cub - "Original IH Blue Ribbon Reconditioned"
1934 F-12
1929 Farmall Regular
1956 Ford 640
1967 John Deere 112H
1973 John Deere 140 H3
1985 John Deere 420


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 Post subject: Re: New Member from West Virginia
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:47 pm 
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Welcome to the Cowboard. Glad you finally stopped lurking. Was beginning to worry me. LOL Sounds like you got a pretty good herd rounded up and are enjoying the ride. God Bless.

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 Post subject: Re: New Member from West Virginia
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:54 pm 
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Location: Depoe Bay Oregon
Good to see you over here, Welcome. I have seen your projects and you do a nice job. Take care....James


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 Post subject: Re: New Member from West Virginia
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:36 am 
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Sure hope to meet you in DuQuoin Dusti

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One can go into a wild country and make it tame,
but, like a coat & cap & mittens that he can never take off,
he must always carry the look of the land as it was.
He can drive his plow through the nigger-wool,
make fields and roads go every way, build him a fine house
and wear the stiff collar, and yet he will always look like the grass where
the buffalo have eaten and smell of the new ground he has trod.


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 Post subject: Re: New Member from West Virginia
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:21 am 
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Welcome!

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