Daydreaming ‘Bout those Old Ford Days

Editor's note: Although this is not about BF Avery tractors, it does give an insight to the author's background.  Luther Dan Thomas is the author of the book BF Avery - Pioneer Plowmaker. Trigg County, on the state line in the south west part of the Bluegrass State, is one of small farm counties with tobacco, corn, wheat, and cattle as principal crops. It was a perfect market for small tractors like the Fords of the '40s and '50s.  In 1936, my father, Luther Thomas, had opened a Ford automobile agency in a former wagon shop in Cadiz, the county seat. Two years letter, he began to sell … [Read more...]

Auburn, Indiana 2010 BF Avery Winter Show

This edition of The Kracked Head Update was published in the May 2010 issue of The BF Avery Newsletter Florence, Alabama - Greetings from North Alabama, I hope this finds you all happy and in good health going into summer. We got the old Ford to crank and made the run up I-65 to attend the Winter Show and Club meeting in Auburn, Indiana. We had a great turn out of folks and several tractors were displayed. For those of you that missed it, you let another great time slip by you. The facilities were excellent for hosting a winter time show with everything being inside a huge … [Read more...]

Another Kracked Head Update

This edition of The Kracked Head Update was published in the March 2010 issue of The BF Avery Newsletter Florence, Alabama -  I don’t know about you all, but I’m getting a little tired of the snow, wind and rain we've have recently. I realize our snow fall doesn't match up to what some of you Northern folks receive, but for us southerners, snow is something we’re not used to. Just recently we received about 4” in one day and they shut schools and businesses down for two days. However, I didn't miss any time from my job at The Home Depot, that little dab of snow didn't bother my … [Read more...]

Comments About Alabama Farming and other Tidbits

This edition of The Kracked Head Update was published in the Jaunuary 2010 issue of The BF Avery Newsletter Greetings from North Alabama, I hope this finds you all happy and in good health going into the New Year.  Now that the holiday season is winding down, its time to think about what the New Year holds for all of us.  From my family to your family, I wish only the very best for you in 2010. Here in our area we have had a record rainfall for 2009.  As of the date (mid-December) that I’m writing this update,  we’ve already surpassed our yearly average by a couple of inches.  TVA has … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]