Saturday, February 7, 2009

What do you do with farm parts?

Bright green eyes!

And claws--made from a mulberry log, sawed and refined.

Add them to an old slip (a little earthmover pulled by horses) and you've got a farm parts turtle! Can you see those little green eyes above the push binder snout? See the legs, back and front?

My goodness! That looks like a farm parts road runner.

And here's a farm parts helper. A real good one. She's painting rotary hoe teeth for some gizmo invention that the ol' farmer has in mind. Maybe the start of a giant sunflower? We'll see someday.

And here's the ol' farmer, my Dad. Mil Penner. And that's my mom, VLee, being the ace helper. Dad is using a 1920s tractor wheel with lugs, as the main piece of his latest creation. Maybe it came from a McCormick, maybe not. We're not sure. The inner wooden-spoked wheel is off an old car. Don't you think CBS Sunday Morning might want to use that for one of its suns?

Why do farmers make these kind of things?

Because they can. That's a basic fact that helps you "Get Kansas!"

KE #2 Marci Penner
p.s. These and other gizmos are even for sale!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahh I love this. It reminds me of my grandpa who never left anything original. Now my dad is about the same way. Dad took an old rake and made a plant stand for mom...those farmers. Waste not want not! WE should all think like this.