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Some old farm gear I collected, photos

I have a small and growing collection of old farm gear that I put in some of my areas of the yard. I posted some of the ones I like the most here.

Some old hand cultivators and plows.

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I made a few flowers from parts of an old hay rake, here are two of them.

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I am not sure what this came off of, but it has gears to drive something.

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This would have been towed by a tractor I think as the controls are in the front, it would be a very old tractor.
That is my garden and green house in the back ground on the other side of my driveway.


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This would have been pulled by a tractor, the disks would rip up the ground.

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Another one, it is still usable.

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These would have been towed by horses.

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This one will go on the tractor's 3 point hitch, it is usable and I may use it when I expand my garden. After I till the land with it then I will rototill it.

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I have a few of these, they were used to lift loose hay from a hay wagon into the loft of a barn. It would run on a track or cable and then a cable would drop it onto the hay wagon where the operator would close the pins on it to grab the hay.

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That's really cool, particularly the flowers. Do you buy those or do people just give them to you?

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I bought most of them, I plan to collect more, i would like some more larger ones.

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Love them as art works! Most of them have a very sculptural look to them. The last one the hay bale lifter thing has a rather Native American totemic look about it. Very cool that it is so tall.

The disc harrower doesn't do as much for me as artwork, maybe just because my eye recognizes it as a tool, unlike the hay lifter that I have never seen before. But I bet you could do wonderful things with the parts if there is a way to take it all apart.
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Great :!: I love seeing old stuff repurposed and used in the garden.
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Re: Some old farm gear I collected, photos

Love what you did with the hay rakes, :cool: awsome

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Re: Some old farm gear I collected, photos

Oh! I love them. I have a few older farm implements. I'll try to get some pics. of them. Mike made several pond fountains out of old plow disc's. I plan on using an old hand pump for the fountain when we put our small pond in. Unfortunately I don't have the beautiful space and trees that you have so it's hard to display them as well as yours are. I love to see your pictures.
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I love the idea of re-purposing old "junk" as artwork in the garden, it can be so whimsical. I remember your photo of the "flower" with matching hot poker plants in bloom. I loved the plant so much I had to buy some for myself!
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I want more Hot Pokers, and the deer do not eat them. I have tried a number of plants that the deer were not sussposed to eat, but deer do not eat and te them anyways.
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