The history of how tractor and implement dealerships came into existence is the main focus of this nearly 200-page full color book by author Brian Rukes. From the earliest days of sulky plows and blacksmith’s shops, to the 1910s and 20s when farm related dealerships started sprouting up everywhere – Rukes does an excellent job of sussing out the hows, whens, and whys of it all.
Joe Jacobs is obviously a do-it-yourself kinda guy. His solutions to gates, animal feeders, livestock haulers and chicken coops are all what you would expect. What is a little less expected is his very straightforward attitude towards tools and materials. If you have a small hobby farm, dream of living a little closer to the land or just enjoy creating solutions yourself, this book is for you.
By Larry Gorbet. N-News Winter 2018. Vol. 33 No. 1
Tractors were part of the fabric of the community in Lonoke, Arkansas, a small farming community of about 4,200 people. A friend told me about a 901 fifteen years ago – a propane model. And nothing was easy on this restoration which took place over twelve years. Continue reading
N-News Autumn 2017. Vol. 32 No. 4
Unless there is a son or daughter who is interested in your tractor, there comes a time when you need to send it on to the next owner. In one story, a son who lives 2000 miles away has to decide what to do with his father’s tractor. The other story picks up the first left off: an 8N ready for a new life with a new family. Continue reading
By Ralph Brown. N-News Autumn 2017 Vol. 32 No. 4
My interest in the Ford 8N began many years ago in the days before I had a driver’s license. When I began considering taking on the challenge of restoring one, my memories of the Ford 8N I drove as a teenager were vivid and influenced my decision. There was no need for me to travel across the country to find one. I found mine within 45 miles of home. Continue reading
The Internet of Things Amazon has Alexa, Apple has Siri, Google has Google Digital Assistance, Microsoft has Cortana and Samsung has Bixby. Why do I care? I don’t really. Don’t get me wrong – I have been a technology enthusiast since the 1980s. I love being able to stream a movie or order some esoteric book or tool that I can’t find at my local store. (I still go to the local store as often as possible for fear the local store might not be there some day soon.) And for communicating with my kids, my parents, my friends and the N-News readership, technology offers quick ways to interact. The N-News office has multiple computers in it and I couldn’t … Continue reading
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