Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Santa Really Likes His Farmall Tractor.

It has been a few weeks since I last posted. December can be like that. It has actually been a wonderful time with friends and family.
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Piano No Go

We passed this truck, stalled on the side of the road. B wondered if it need tuning. I wondered if the key stuck.

It's the Life!

Heading out of town for Thanksgiving, we crossed paths twice with the Met Life blimp.

 Look carefully and you can see two figures in the gondola.

Friday, December 5, 2014

19/98 Grill and Country Store

On our way south for Thanksgiving, we stopped at the 19/98 Grill and Country Store for lunch in Fanning Springs. It is far from fancy, but the food was good and we will go back. We especially recommend the zucchini fries.

In the front yard is a phone booth. Once found on most streets corners, it is now a novelty.

Clark Kent was none too pleased to share it.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Bunch of Fellas with a Feller Buncher

This is a pine farm near our garden. We have been saying for years that it sure needed some attention; that the trees had been left too close for too many years. Well, a couple of years ago, the land was sold and the new owner was of like mind with us. Recently, we came to the garden to find the tree farm busy with logging equipment. The piece below is called a feller buncher. Feller is the traditional name for a person who cuts down trees. Buncher refers to the action of cutting several trees at once.

This piece below is a grapple skidder,  used to drag the cut trees to the loading site.

This last piece is a knuckleboom loader. Gotta love the name!

We took our grandson out to see the equipment at rest. He loves all kinds of heavy equipment and has proclaimed that he wants a feller buncher for Christmas. (I know you are thinking that ALL two-year- olds say that!) They actually do exist as toys, but are not common and rather pricy.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rural King Rules

Passing through Crystal River, we could not help but notice the imposing Rural King store near the mall. We were curious. We love Tractor Supply and Ace Hardware, so we thought we needed to take a break in our long Thanksgiving drive and check it out.

Oh. My. Goodness!!
The picture above shows only half of the front of the store.
It was so much fun. It had food, seed, barn goods, tools, sporting goods, clothes, furniture, plants, toys and more. It was the best selection of agricultural and construction toys we have come across. I bought two perennials for good prices and we bought a toy for a boy who loves tractors. We will stop again, I assure you.

I have to say that I had not seen a sofa in real-tree. In the right clothes, you could hide while you napped on the sofa.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sea and Sky

Sometimes you need a little sea and sky to put things in perspective.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mailbox Monday: Windblown Hair

Our son sent this mailbox picture that he took in Colorado.