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Blued-eyed Buddy Boy

3 Aug

Found 21 days after the hay barn fire!

Buddy Boy is well on his way to recovery.


Site of former 1970s era hay barn at Nina Bay Farm.  Check out more images:  Click on Nina Bay Farm page or https://elfcroft.me/nina-bay/

 

Friday Photo: IChing No.32 Duration

2 Jun

 

Sometimes it helps to refer to Wilhem’s translation of the I Ching Hexagrams…No. 32 Duration…”The way of husband and wife must not be other than long lasting.” (p.545).  A 60th wedding anniversary absolutely qualifies!  Mom and Dad are going for 75!

Updated: Original Equipment on Nina Bay Farm

29 Nov

nb_horseshoerepair_img_20161126_132015385-copyBelieve it or not!  Our discussions at Thanksgiving dinner included advanced studies in meteorology, life support systems development at NASA, international financial research and….the interest a young family friend has taken in forging steel “sparked” by a TV documentary.  His interest has evolved toward building a small mock furnace to melt iron/steel!

That’s when Dad said “I have one in the barn that was used to make and repair horse shoes.”

Behold!

1930s device to heat horseshoes

1930s device to heat horseshoes

 

 

Click the “Nina Bay Farm” link in the header above for a brief 2016 photo journal.

 

 

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So far, we have found Oliver as the manufacturer of the mower with a December 1936 date.  It is very likely that the age of all of this equipment is within a few years of each other.

The horsepower for these implements would have come from mules.  (Last year I observed the Amish of Lancaster Co., PA planting with teams of six horses.)

There are no offspring of mules on Nina Bay Farm.  However, the descendants of burros relocated from the Southwest US could be trained to pull a farmer seated on the metal saddle seat of the rake, mower, disc or cultivator.  Presently, the role of the burros is to defend cattle against coyotes.

Burro_power

Burro_power

 

Original Web Design

27 Oct

From Nina Bay Farm

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Original Equipment on Nina Bay Farm

7 Apr

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So far, we have found Oliver as the manufacturer of the mower with a December 1936 date.  It is very likely that the age of all of this equipment is within a few years of each other.

The horsepower for these implements would have come from mules.  (Last year I observed the Amish of Lancaster Co., PA planting with teams of six horses.)

There are no offspring of mules on Nina Bay Farm.  However, the descendants of burros relocated from the Southwest US could be trained to pull a farmer seated on the metal saddle seat of the rake, mower, disc or cultivator.  Presently, the role of the burros is to defend cattle against coyotes.

Burro_power

Burro_power

 

Friday Photos: No. 26 Potential Energy and No. 41 Decay

3 Apr
Asparagus bed

Asparagus bed, mature at 20+ years

Fully functioning pump

Fully functioning pump

Buzzing bee hives

Buzzing bee hives

Firewood_use it or lose it

Firewood_use it or lose it