Tractors, tractors and more tractors

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.

IMG_0618edIMG_0627edAfter putting Jacob to bed I walked up the hill to join them.

IMG_0625edIMG_0649edAfter each person had their turn the board was inspected to see where the shots landed and mark them off.

IMG_0631edIMG_0651edView of the ranch

IMG_0636edThe 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. loggersAfter 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.

IMG_0659edIMG_0666edEven this little guy got in the spirit with his new John Deere hat from grandma & grandpa.

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As much as I tried to take pictures of the tractors that were going by

IMG_0664edThis guy will always steal the attention of my camera lens

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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.

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Look at the tires on that thing (and Jacob’s excited face)!IMG_0859edIMG_0845 (2)ed

IMG_0880 (2)ed IMG_0892edWe ended the day with a bath in grandma’s kitchen sink before bed

bathtime2Okay that’s enough for today, I have one more Oregon post coming up soon! Good Night!

One thought on “Tractors, tractors and more tractors

  1. All of the photos are so good, but the closeup of Jacob in the John Deere hat and the on of your dad and Jacob on the tractor are just the best!!!! I do see a Christmas photo!! xoxo

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