Gene, the landscape around here is rather boring with all the bare ground but that sure beats shoveling snow! All of my tractor-related discussions take place online these days since I no longer have any neighbors with an interest in old tractors.Charlie, I've called central Louisiana home for better than 40 years now. It's not a bad place to live: taxes are low, the climate is mild, hunting and fishing are good, and the air is still clean enough to breath. The area I live in was pretty rural when I moved out here but there have been lots of people move out this way in the past 40 years - too many to suit me.I've never farmed, I'm a retired electronics technician, but I've had a love for old iron since I was a kid in a small farming community in Tennessee. My older sister married a farmer back there. My back has gotten so bad that I don't even try to have a garden any more.
Alan,After reading this I did a little touring around central Louisiana with Google maps street view. I was in and South of of one of the national forests, but now I am not sure which one. Looks like nice rural living with some very nice homes once out of the forest. Also looks very flat with small towns. No doubt nice living.Charlie V.
Alan, good to see another ATIS guy posting here for a change. Maybe a few more will find their way in. This photo from today is not mine but a good friend's restored 4020. With the sudden rise in temps the snow is starting to melt so it is time to get it out of the yard as much as possible so it will dry up sooner. Thats a 40 year old snow blower on a 43 year old tractor.
Still waiting on the sun to break through the fog here in Sask. But at least there is a bit of melting happening. Gene I am guessing the name of your place is based on the old song by Patti Page? I used one of her tunes in this video of the 39 Ford from last fall. It seemed appropriate for the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtoUHOS53wU&feature=youtu.behttps://youtu.be/FtoUHOS53wU
Yes, Ralph, Patti Page is my favorite singer and Mockingbird Hill is my favorite song of all time. Have a CD of her favorite hits, one of my few CD's. Patti died on Christmas day in 2013. She and her husband ran a maple syrup operation in I believe, New Hampshire. Just don't have performers like her today.Gene