Saturday, September 30, 2006

Summer’s End


Another season has passed. Summer’s hot, hazy, lazy days are over.
Everything has its season and just as surely as the summer has
passed,
so has the useful life of this old machine.

Can you identify this antique?

7 comments:

Chad Oneil said...

Very cool, good job.

photowannabe said...

Is it some kind od small hay baler? I'm such a city girl that I have no idea. I love the picture with its rust and bygone feeling.

Luce said...

My mom tells me it is a manure spreader. She knows these things, so that's my stab at it...
Great picture!

Salty Dawg said...

Luce, you will always do well to listen to you mother! She is correct. This is the remnants of an old horse drawn manure spreader. The steel wheels have formed plate treads riveted to them to provide traction to drive the spreader mechanism. This was spreader was made before the days of rubber tires.

Luce said...

Yees! My Mom is the coolest.
That's a pretty impressive piece of machinery.

Anonymous said...

I like this image. It a mixture of abandonment or time passing but feels very positive.

Chad Oneil said...

Wow, that's deep, Dale (Muleman)!