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dscf8070-act innocent,,,,,, wait for it, wait for it,

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-okay, how did I know when we dug up the septic cover and covered it up he would fall all the way in… I think I’ll go take a nap now…. a pretty crappy situation for sure… er.. hehehehdscf4977

 

Thanks for letting me use your toothbrush dad, big date tonight!  Can I borrow a tie?
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Hi! Ginger here!  Here is a picture of me when I was a tiny puppy with my mother.  My mother’s name is Trisha. She looks exactly like her mother, except instead of a tri-color body she has a white body with a Tri face.  Now what is special about my mommy is that her mommy lived here at the meadow!!!  Yes, her mommy was none other than the girl they called big Hallie!  That I came here to the Meadow from Georgia is nice for I am related to most of these mush brains…. hehehe

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Here I am with my brother Austin who still lives at Glendale. :)  Our mommy was wonderful but like her mommy she is a big shot where she lives.  Bossy…..  like her mommy.  The biggest difference is that I am like mommy except I am not concerned with bossing the collie family… I want to boss the world!!!

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Here I am with my brother Austin. We were very, very close and when I left to come to the Meadow he was heart broken.  He finally snapped out of it when he was old enough to like big girls…. then he stopped missing me.  Its no wonder he missed me… after all I am the Ginger!

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This picture shows how smart I am….. They told me in Georgia to wave hi to my new family and I did!!!  Actually, I was letting my new family know how I wanted them to salute me when I showed up….  but they do not need to know that!

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My Mommy asked me what I do here at the Meadow…. so I sent her this picture…. she was proud that I was asserti

Harry Merritt walked through the door of Allis Chalmers  with one thought on his mind.. how to take this company that built fine tractors away from 10 years of losses and to turn it into a tractor building powerhouse.  One of his first acts was to take apart a tractor and go over it piece by piece and find ways to make it cost less while increasing quality.  The tractor price fell from 1895 to 1295 and was better than before.  Then he decided the Allis Chalmers needed a new color and while riding through the mountains of CA on a train he looked out over a huge valley full of poppy flowers.  He had his men get some of these and told the paint department he wanted this copied for the paint on the tractor.  The famous Persian Orange color was born!

Then came one of the first row crop tractors in America.. the UC which was followed closely by one of the greatest models ever build the WC/WD/WD 45 series which evolved over 25 years.  Rubber tires then became offered first on AC tractors and then the tires filled with hydrochrloide.  Thsi salty brine added lots of weight and gave the Allis Chalmers greater traction.

But, Harry Merritt was not done… he fullfilled Henry Ford’s dream of a low priced small all around tractor that cost under $500. The model B was born and Allis Chalmers rode the wave to become the third largest tractor builder in America!  I own a Model B and it is one fantastic tractor!

Harry Merritt kept looking for that last ingredient that would put Allis Chalmers over the top.  Unfortunately he had it in his hands and dismissed it.  The idea was the three point hitch that used hydraulics to lift and turn implements and were simple to hook them up.  A device that changed the tractor world was in his hands when Harry Ferguson offered it to Harry Merritt.  Merritt turned down the idea and Henry Ford latched onto it and the rest is history.

Allis Chalmers rose to become a tractor powerhouse and built many fine tractors. But, the heyday of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s passed and they slid down the rankings a few notches.  The irony of it all is that the man who made Allis Chalmers a power house is the same man who also led them to their slow decline by not recognizing the the very item that would’ve led AC to the top  for having the Model B with the three point hitch would’ve had even Farmall chasing AC for years.

But, even with that Harry Merritt is still recognized as a genius who led a tractor company who was going to be shut down to become the third largest in America.  No small achievement at all…..

dscf9168-the model B I own…

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100_5723-hmmmph… none of that means nothing I am a genius who didn;t miss the boat.. I discovered a little collie liquid down the gas tank makes that B scream like a demon…. just have to make sure the old guy never sees me jumping it over the other tractors…. muwahahahaah

 

Bombs Away!!!

-LOL!  Look at that….  Ginger filled a bucket full of  doggie bombs and put it over the back door and just as she placed it and got down dad opened the door…. LOL…..

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I Love Autumn!

-Fall is here and everyone is jumping into the leaf pile.   I won’t mention that I watered it, put doggie bombs in it, a couple of mouse traps and … well…. a few tacks too…. muwahahahaha… I love autumn, don;t you? :)

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-leave?  We aren;t leaving, we just wanted to say thank you to those who read us…. your visits and comments and likes mean a lot to us. We know we don;t always respond, but we see them all and deeply appreciate it.  Please keep coming back for much more is coming up…. :)

 

 

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