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Gary_N_WV    Posted 01-06-2005 at 09:03:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I visit this board regularly but never post, mostly because I visit while Iím on my work computer which is monitored for such things as posting on forums.
First, let me introduce myself and also apologize for writing a book here. My name is Gary and I live in the north central part of West Virginia.
I am not a farmer but have some limited experience with farming and equipment.
I worked on a farm as a kid putting up hay.
Iíve helped on a dairy farm and have had a beef cow or 2 and a dozen head of sheep of my own. Iíve also had chickens and a goat or 2. Oh yeah, I almost forgot a couple of pigs.
A few year back, another fellow and I had a couple of tractors and hay equipment that we baled hay on small farms where the owners had died or moved away and the current owners wanted it cut to keep the land from growing a brush cover.
I learned to drive in a 1949 Willyís Jeep pickup and a 1953 Studebaker pickup, both owned by my dad.
Myself, Iíve owned a couple Jeep CJís, with my favorite being a 1949.
I use to have a 1939 Ford 9N tractor, but traded it toward a 1953 Ford Jubilee. I also had a Farmall C, and a Farmall Super C
I currently have the Jubilee, a 1946 Ford 2N, and a 1955 Farmall CubÖÖ might say I like old tractors, since I really donít have anything to do with them except tinker with them and plow snow occasionally. I own about 16 acres of brush, briers and land that was stripped mine for coal.
Iím a Veteran and also was taught manners and respect when I was growing up, all of which seems welcome here.
Nuff said about me!

Use to be that it would snow up about the 3rd week of Nov. and stay till about mid Mar.
In the last few years the weather patterns have changed here. Years ago we could expect teens and single digit temps this time of year, but it has been in the 50ís & 60ís for the last week. We have only had one dusting of snow about an inch or so this year. Iím not complaining though! I havenít liked snow since I spent some time in Alaska about 30 years ago.

Willy-N: Thatís a pretty nice looking ole M 37. I am assuming itís a Dodge. Looks like a Dodge, but I know that several companies like REO, Ford, Willys and Studebaker made military vehicles through-out time. Are/were all M 37s made by Dodge?
There use to be several Power Wagons in my area, but are getting scarce now.
There is one especially nice one near me that is painted bright red with black fenders. The owner keeps it spotless and the tires never have a sign of mud on them.

Salmoneye: I think I spoke to you once on another boardÖthe N Series board ÖI remember commenting on your beautiful-beautiful young daughter in response to a picture you had posted of her.

Fern (Mi):
I always enjoy your ďfarm reportsĒ as well as some of the other stories posted by others on hereÖ..A lot of talent on this board!

Hawk: I always enjoy your interesting posts from the ďNationĒ

Then there is Kelly Ga and Susie Q and many-many more that makes for an interesting board.

I just wanted to say hello and let you all know that there are those of us that lurk here on the side that enjoy your conversations, stories, pictures and etc..

Best regards to all!


KellyGa    Posted 01-06-2005 at 16:06:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, Gary, I am so glad you decided to come on out and participate with the board! ALways good to add to the mix. Sounds like you will fit right in. :) I have been addicted to this board for three years now, maybe more, my memory fails me, lol. As you know, I am in GA, and I have chickens, and I love my chickens. I have a 10 year old daughter, and a wonderful husband that keeps me happy, meaning I don't have to go out into the cold cruel world and work! LOL! I just a soon stay home and keep the house and the yard and the animals and the child. :) Welcome, come back often! :)

Willy-N    Posted 01-06-2005 at 11:43:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
All the M37s were made by Dodge they made some for Canada also with the little bit bigger 251 cid engine and Artic Cab. Mine has the Artic Cab but the regular 230 cid flat head Dodge engine. Power Wagons have gone way up in value a nice stock one can bring 20,000.00+ now days and even a not touched old one in good shape will bring 10-15,000.00 just because they are hard to find now. I get mud on my M37 because I like to use it but some are just trailer queens for looks only. That to me takes the fun out of owning one. I won't beat it but will sure use it! Mark H.

Alias    Posted 01-06-2005 at 11:08:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Gary, I live in northeastern Maryland with my wife and one old lazy dog. We don't keep any other farm or domestic animals. I don't own a tractor other than my lawn tractor. Which, by all accounts, don't count. We're both retired and have three kids, five g'kids and one g'g'kid.

Stop by anytime....gfp

Welcome...    Posted 01-06-2005 at 11:03:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like that guy with the bees, I also hae a 1948, Ford 8N...


Bkeepr    Posted 01-06-2005 at 09:57:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome to the board!

I'm in west-central Maryland (near Frederick), and like you have a ford N-- a '48 8N. Nice to hear you talk!

Tom A

Hey Tom!    Posted 01-06-2005 at 11:05:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I beat you to the punch up above under the 'Martha' post...

Nyah Nyah...



you baby!!    Posted 01-06-2005 at 11:13:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
hah hah, that's one in a row!


LOL    Posted 01-06-2005 at 11:18:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

I'm on a roll...


Hawk    Posted 01-06-2005 at 09:23:38       [Reply]  [No Email]

welcome to KL. good posting, not too long at all.
its good to hear from you. i had a old studebaker pick up and wish i had it now. i have been up in your neck of the woods a time or two, Wheeling and down south outside of Charleston, fine looking country you have up there. jump in for visit when ever you can.

Aprille    Posted 01-06-2005 at 11:45:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Gary and welcome..a friendly buncha people here!! I am in Northern NH and it is SNOWIN' like crazy here..Les and I are neighbors but I am MUCH cuter than him..altho I could never call out dances..Exercises yes..Polkas..NOT SO MUCH!

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