This antique corn binder might be from the earliest days of the farm (1820) Ironically, I discovered what it was from a website for a historical farm just a few miles from where I lived in TEXAS!!! I still don't know what a modern corn picker/thresher/harvester thingy looks like.
There are a couple of small sheds at the entrance to the maze. It is only open on weekends.... But the advertise MOON LIGHT MAZE weekends in September, October and November. After seeing last night's enormous moon, I think that might be pretty fun!
This one wasn't going to take my attention lying down.
They are REALLY BIG.
This Kimball Farm lists itself as a purveyor of hay, mulch, feed and farm equipment. I've seen other farms with rotating brushes (kind of like car wash equipment) that the livestock apparently use to comb their hair. They seem to be frequently used for cattle and sheep that are being shown/auctioned. Who knew? Not me.
I wonder if this is mama bison and if she makes the calf (in lower right hand corner) comb his own hair in the morning.At any rate, these brushes are mounted on stands and are "do it yourself" from the animal's point of view.
Apparently if you are taking your cow, goat, sheep or whatever to a stock show, there are LOTS of do's and don'ts for superior grooming. They put the roto groomers on electric drills just like a drill bit. Everyone warns to "WATCH OUT FOR THE TAIL." I bet.
I found this darling on line. Clearly he/she has benefitted from the fluff and blow-out method. Stock Show participants are apparently allowed to use conditioners, HAIR SPRAY and even touch-up dye color.
Up the road from the bison and next to a field with llamas (!) is a barn with 4 huge horses. The day I was there a grandpa and grandson were feeding them carrots. Three of the horses must be anti-vegetable because it was the fourth horse out of the barn that was patient enough to be feed by a timid toddler. I told the grandpa I'd email him my pictures (he was also taking pix with his phone)... but the email address I wrote down bounces back. If you know these guys (and their address) let me know!