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This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Views from the Western Farm Show

Saturday, February 22, 2014

It's Saturday, which is normally "run around" day for J. and I, but we took a couple of hours out of our busy day to stop in at the Western Farm Show that's going on this weekend at the American Royal.

We were just here for the Home and Garden Show, but this Farm Show is definitely bigger in size.  The bottom and top floors were packed with all kind of farm implements, including some pretty big boys.  When the tire is almost twice your height, you know it's used for some SERIOUS farming.

I had to practically drag J. away from the massive John Deere display.  In fact, I'm pretty sure he left a trail of drool through the American Royal.

This trailer advertising wrap caught my attention and I couldn't help but giggle.  Not very good advertising,though since, for the life of me, I can't remember who the company was or what product they were selling!

In conjunction with the show, they're holding a truck and tractor pull.  I haven't been to one of those since I was a kid and we both wanted to go, but they want $27 a ticket!  I remember tractor pulls as one of those free events that pulled you into the State Fair or the local harvest celebration.  Not that I'm being a cheapskate, but don't you think $27 is a bit much for one ticket?   If it had been more like $10, we would have gone.

Here's one of the modified old school tractors from the Pull...a modified White 2-85 called VooDoo. I think it looks like something out of the Mad Max movies, don't you?

And there couldn't be a tractor pull without the John Deere green making it's presence known.  Check out the exhaust pipe on this puppy:

Finally, I wanted to share my favorite bronze statue with you at the Royal - this is a pair of draft horses named Lottie and Maude.  Just beautiful....

I'm not sure we really got any usable information from the Western Farm Show, since it is geared more for serious farmers and not hobby farmers like us.  But, hey....it did entertain us for a couple of hours.  If you're around KC, you might check it out, as it runs through Sunday.

On another note, we've picked our solar panels and vendor.  Several folks have comments or contacted me asking for more information, so I *promise* I'll be back next time with detailed information about panels we chose, where we're buying them, etc.

Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like my kind of show. And I want to hear more about the solar panels too!


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