2017 Spring Run-off

This video is of the Salt River, in the Salt River Range, Star Valley, Wyoming.

Last winter we had an unusual amount of snowfall. Some were saying it was about 170% snowpack up in the surrounding mountains. The sudden warmer days created a large amount of snowfall and run-off. This created some very high rivers, and some pretty impressive drone footage.

Best watched at full screen. Enjoy.

Flight Across the Snow

With the sun shining and winter only serving as a reminder as to how much more snow we are able to receive, I thought it would be fun to post a video of the DJI Phantom 3 drone lightly gliding across its glimmering beauty. As far as the experience is concerned, this comes as close to cruising across the fields on a snowmobile as I can get. The film was shot around the first of February, 2016.

630 Christmas Eve Ride

Enjoying a hobby in old tractors means more than just tinkering and working on them.  It means taking them out for a ride!  Here’s a video I took while on the 1959 John Deere 630 while going over the dry farm.

Update: I also recorded a video that’s similar, but with the A and 630, on New Years Day.

Christmas Season

Christmas was good to me this year.  All of the family was up, and everyone seemed to have had a good time.

Growing up my cousin and I both had toy pedal tractors.  We had a lot of fun on them, and tried to take them everywhere.  My little nephew (slightly under two) is currently obsessed with tractors, so I thought it would be fun to get him a little pedal tractor as well.  Christmas morning, to his delight, he opened up a beautiful John Deere 720 pedal tractor.  Needless to say, he really enjoyed the gift and had fun sitting on it for most of the remainder of the time they were here.

JD 720 Pedal Tractor
My nephew on his 2012 Christmas gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following day we went and fed the beef cattle.  After I parked the cab tractor we fed with, his eyes glazed over the lineup of “big” tractors.  He pointed at the Model A and called it his own.  Seeing how it resembles his toy tractor made him want to go ride it.  So, I fired it up and took her out for a little drive through the snow.  You can tell by the look on his face that he had a good time!

 

1939 John Deere A and Spring Baby Calves

Here’s a video that was taken up at the calves.  This video is similar to the previous post, except it has more of the calves and shows the tractor stationary.

Our beef cattle calf in the spring, and we feed them during the summer on the range, so our beef is only Alfalfa and grass/range fed (organic).