The next day we had a relaxing morning and then went into town to do some shopping at a farmers market and the guys went to the butcher and got some HUGE steaks for dinner. When we got back to the ranch that afternoon we did one of our favorite things to do in Oregon, target practice.
The guys went up on the hill behind the ranch to set up the target, which was a large piece of wood with a drawing of a bat, cougar, raccoon, beaver and a bear on it.
The following day was the very much anticipated annual “Great Oregon Steam Up” in Brooks which is a little over an hour north of the ranch. It is a big fair type event over a few days that is dedicated to the restoration and operation of antique steam powered engines and farm equipment. My parents friends Vicki & Roscoe joined us again and the guys had big plans for the day and wanted to get there the minute it opened. So they left shortly after 6:00 am that way they could have a big breakfast and get all the things they wanted to do and look at done before we got there. Which included watching the loggers in action. After getting ready at a more reasonable hour my mom, Jacob and I picked up Vicki and drove up to meet the guys. We had lunch, wandered around the swap meet that had all kind of neat antiques and looked at lots and lots of old tractors. Then it came time for the tractor parade, we found some seats in the grandstands and watched an hour and a half of every kind of antique tractor you could imagine go by.
As much as I tried to take pictures of the tractors that were going by
On the way home we stopped in Eugene to eat some delicious pizza at Track Town Pizza on the University of Oregon campus. Back at the ranch we continued the tractor theme of the day and started up grandpa’s 1952 John Deere Model R Diesel tractor.