Tuesday, October 1, 2013

TRACTOR PARADE

A tractor parade was held in the mountain town of Hayesville, NC on Saturday, September 28.  More than 50 tractors putt-putt-putted around the square on this splendid fall day.  The Clay County Tractor Club sponsored this fun-filled event that honored farmers and agriculture.























This is Ronnie Smith, a farmer who lives on Downings Creek.  He formed the Clay County Tractor Club in memory of his son, Dwight, who was run over by a tractor and killed many years ago in Clay County, NC.






This huge machine is a combine that farmers use to cut corn.  Hub Cheeks owns this John Deere.




12 comments:

Daisy said...

I bet that was a fun day! Great photos, Brenda! Hope you are having a good week.

Susie Swanson said...

That's really neat Brenda. I didn't know they had this each year. Those tractors are a vital tool in farming. Hope you and your mother are doing good and enjoying the pretty weather.

Muddling Through said...

What a neat parade! You have some of the most interesting things happen in your neck of the woods.

Paula Fraker said...

Oh, this was wonderful, Brenda~ I could name each one of those tractors! My dad even owned a few of them. Great pictures!!

lil red hen said...

My farmer would love to see one of these parades! He has a collection of old tractors that need to be restored, mostly Farmalls.

Your picture on the front of your blog is so pretty and festive!

Magnolia Tea said...

Oh yes, love, love the tractor parade. I'm a tractor girl myself - Ford 1600 here. :) I just mowed our pasture with a zero-turn though. It's a mite faster than the bushhog.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Brenda, Don't you just love small-town parades? Someone else posted a similar parade in her hometown (Ohio) recently... SO neat!!!!!

Love your header...
Hugs,
Betsy

Janet, said...

I love tractors, too. We sometimes get behind them on the road and we have to putt putt putt behind them until we reach a straight stretch in the road where we can pass.

Blackberry Lane said...

What a nice parade. I hope that you will get a chance to visit Quillians Grill, fairly close to Cleveland GA. Open Wed. - Sat., Christian staff, delicious food,and even a screened in porch to eat on.

Granny Sue said...

I love this idea! I'm going to suggest it to our county seat. It's a great fall activity. Beautiful pics :)

Joan Ellen Gage said...

Such wonderful small town Americana! It reminds me of the parades of my youth. Thanks for the post!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a fun day this looks to have been! I have never been to a tractor pull!