Rain, Rain Go Away & More Tractor Show Pictures

This edition of The Kracked Head Update was published in the November 2009 issue of The BF Avery Newsletter

Greetings from North Alabama, I hope this finds you all happy and in good health going into late fall.  Around here all we’ve seen lately is rain.  It has been Monsoon season since back in September.  We’ve already received 6” more than our normal annual rainfall totals.  This year is on track to set a new record for the most ever rainfall.  It’s hard to believe two years ago we were going through the worst drought in recorded weather history for this area.

All of the farmers I’ve talked to are saying that unless the rain lets up that our crop harvest is really going to suffer.  There already is a lot of corn that is still standing and ready to be picked.  Soybeans are just beginning to come ready for harvest and cotton also is entering prime harvest time.  If they don’t harvest pretty soon, then it won’t be worthwhile to harvest anything.  The rust on soybeans due the rain is already expected to be a problem.

I just read that we are expecting our first freeze of the year tonight (10-18-09) so we’re getting a real early start on the lower temps.  We had our first frost last night and I had to defrost the windshield to go to work this morning.  Winter is going to be a long one looks like.  I’m just glad all of the recent rain didn’t come down as white stuff.  Rain will run off the road, fluffy white stuff has to be shoveled.

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Also, please remember that if you have a personal website or your local tractor club has a website, then just let me know via email and we’ll link to those sites.  It generates more exposure for both of us.

That’s all for this update, I hope to see many of you in Indiana in February if one of the ole Ford’s will crank.

So until next time “May your furrows be straight and deep” and I’ll see you on bfavery.com or the BF Avery Facebook page.

I’ve attached some more pictures from the 2009 Summer Show where BF Avery was the featured tractor.

About Editor

As a contributing Editor to the BF Avery National Tractor Club's Quarterly Newsletter I have written about a wide range of topics in my column The Kracked Head Update, covering the BF Avery Company's history, tractors and equipment. I have attended many Antique Tractor Shows and talked with exhibitors about their passion for the BF Avery brand, Personally I own a 1948 BF Avery Model V that was purchased by my father around 1950.
I'm a Vietnam Veteran, having served aboard the USS Bausell, DD-845 and a member of The Tin Can Sailors Association as well as The Tonkin Gulf Yatch Club