Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Seven-Toed Farm Monster

Farm Monster

This behemoth sits out back on the old family farm, now run by borther-in-law Mel and his wife, Pat. I think these cost the better part of a zillion dollars and do something mysterious, possibly involving the harvest of corn. Their automation is so advanced that once you have run it around the perimeter of a field, you can press a button and the machine will, on its own, finish the rest precisely without human intervention. And some people want to know where their food comes from. Probably one of these.

Below, niece Tricia's husband Steve goes bombing around on one of several ATVs on the property. They have some purpose for work but mostly they are used for, well, just bombing around.          
                   
Steve On The ATV

6 comments:

Olivier said...

la premiere photo fait penser a une arme de guerre dans un vieux film de SF :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds and looks very effective Bob .. and at the same time a little scary :) The ATV's on the other hand look like a lot of fun!

Bibi said...

Agree with Olivier...machine in #1 looks like it would shoot torpedoes.

William Kendall said...

That machine is huge, Bob!

cieldequimper said...

Torpedoes? Yes, perhaps. I thought of missiles.

Jack said...

Purty fancy machine. I hope Taken For Granted sees this post. He is a South Dakota blogger who knows all there is to know about farm machinery.