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A day at the Fair
« on: September 27, 2014, 09:23:23 PM »
Had some big pumpkins
 

  

  

 
And my favorite color.
 

 
And some guys making tables.
 

  

 
A ban Saw and a firewood processor.
 

  

 
And a guy that can carve too.
 

 
You can see how the cane started and finished.
 

 
And look at this will all the pieces to make it then turn it.
 

 
 

 

I found a friend for the old goat too. :D :D
 

 
Tractors and Tractors
 

  

 
A lot of one lungers.
 

  

  

  

 

And my old friends.
 


 
Ross, Jeramy and my wife Ann.
And all the toys. :D :D :D ;D
 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 09:37:18 PM »
Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014, 10:39:14 PM »
Makes me want to go to the Fair!  Some real nice pics of a fun time 8) thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 10:59:02 PM »
I wish we had fairs like that.
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2014, 11:17:32 PM »
AS per others, WOW what a FAIR! & thx for the pics - I have not seen anything like that for a long time in our part of the woods.
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014, 06:09:57 AM »
Nothing better than a nice day at the fair! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014, 06:38:44 AM »
any more pics of the wood splitter. That thing looks kick ash!
















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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2014, 07:19:29 AM »
any more pics of the wood splitter. That thing looks kick ash!




Two men can use it at the same time, One each side. And you might be surprised how fast it goes.
 

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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2014, 07:23:37 AM »
We use to go to a lot of fairs. Was that Deerfield?
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2014, 07:26:50 AM »
Did you see all that in one day? would take me all weekend  8)
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2014, 11:56:23 AM »
We use to go to a lot of fairs. Was that Deerfield?



Yes, Are you going to Fryeburg? Ann and I are going Tue. 8)





Did you see all that in one day? would take me all weekend  8)




Yes, WE move fast. :D :D :D You have to remember the fair is kids rides. :D
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2014, 11:58:23 AM »
I wish we had fairs like that.




Don't you have 4H down there, And farms with cows.
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2014, 12:05:12 PM »
I wish we had fairs like that.




Don't you have 4H down there, And farms with cows.

We have 4-H but the cartel shows are now not part of the fairs. In fact, the fair in my county no longer exist. The lock University need the land for parking.
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2014, 12:13:04 PM »
Well, maybe you can get some like minded people together and work on that.
I think up here we have a lot of country people and that makes it work, I don't know. :)
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2014, 03:38:19 PM »
Peter,nope no fair this year.
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2014, 07:55:55 PM »
any more pics of the wood splitter. That thing looks kick ash!
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2014, 08:12:42 PM »
Peter,nope no fair this year.




It's just down the road from you. smiley_headscratch.
Are you going to Ross's open house?
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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2014, 08:20:12 PM »
@Peter Drouin Fryeburg? That is about 1 hours from me. Money to get there,money to get in. Been a hard year for thecfarm. Almost had crop failure a few times.  :(  We are doing things,but have to choice what to do. And not to do.
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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2014, 08:26:22 PM »
You can walk to Ross' s, can't you? It's just on the other side of Winchestertonfieldville, isn't it? I went to the '02 open house. Six hours for me.
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« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2014, 08:37:55 PM »
Ross's is no problem. I'm on one end of Chesterville,he's on the other end,a big 10 minutes away,at 40mph. I think in April will be the open house?
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2014, 09:16:15 PM »
Ray, It's Saturday Oct 11 (9 AM to 2 PM.
Rain or shine. 8) 8) 8) I'm picking up a bunch of stuff for the mill. And besides, I love Maine as much as NH. smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2014, 09:41:05 PM »
That one snuck up on me.   ::)  I might not make it. I have a job at a local hardware store. I just started about 2 weeks ago. I already asked for 2 days off. We have to work weekends. But I would like to see ya. I will have to ask.
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2014, 08:33:09 AM »
OK, y'all can meet so long as there is not a Grits Conspiracy  :)
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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2014, 09:07:40 AM »
OK, y'all can meet so long as there is not a Grits Conspiracy  :).

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I won't be going and besides my grits supplier is out galavanting the western part of the continent.  If there is a grits conspiracy this October, I'm not in on it this time, but be on the lookout in April.
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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2014, 12:17:48 PM »
OK, y'all can meet so long as there is not a Grits Conspiracy  :)




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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2014, 12:27:00 PM »
Do you need to own a WM to go to the open house ?
If not how much to get in ?
Peter how long to get there ?
I live 50 miles north of you .
I would like to meet some  FF members .
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« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2014, 07:40:04 PM »
@Peter Drouin,I have that day off.  8)
@Bruno of NH,no need to own a WM. I've been going for years. We can talk about our Thomas mill.  ;D Last April they was charging $20. But you got a blade and was entered in for some real nice door prizes. I just say I don't own a WM mill and there is no charge.

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« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2014, 08:37:51 PM »
Do you need to own a WM to go to the open house ?
If not how much to get in ?
Peter how long to get there ?
I live 50 miles north of you .
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3Hrs for me. That's why Ann and I go Fryday night Have a lobster dinner and stay at a hotel and maybe go home sat. :D :D :D
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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2014, 08:37:26 PM »
The Fryeburg Fair was nice. Had some cool things.
 

  

  

  

 
And nice snowshoe chair.
 

 
An old ford with chainsaws.
 

  

  

 
Run them all day. :D :D :D

I heard someone call for help, I looked and this nice Lady was in need. So the super hero I am  super-smiley I jump at the task. ;D
 

  

  

  

 
A steamer.


A cranberry separator, Where the red ones that are ripe bounces up and the white don't and fall down in a box.
 

  
Some mills and firewood process too.
 

  

  

  

  

 
Some nice beef barns and barns full.
 

  

  

 
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« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2014, 08:43:47 PM »
I was there monday for the first time. What a great fair!
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« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2014, 08:47:53 PM »
That is a neat log deck on the Thomas mill.

I only made it to one fair this year. The Duchess County Fair in NY. Lots of methane producers, no sawmills.
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« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2014, 09:12:12 PM »
I use to go 2-3 days there. Bring a different person each time,than go alone to see what I want to see.
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« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2014, 09:23:28 PM »
Great pictures PeterI love looking at fair pics from other places. I enjoyed this!  :)
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« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2014, 10:13:37 PM »
Nice pics of the fair I like the "busy stuff" machinery and such, then I always make it to the livestock barns!

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« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2014, 11:33:28 PM »
AS per others, WOW what a FAIR! & thx for the pics - I have not seen anything like that for a long time in our part of the woods.
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« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2014, 07:32:04 AM »
there is one of them one lunger wood splitters down the road from me  I was told that they were  used for shaving wood also     i like to see all that old machinery still around thanks for the pic ;D

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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2014, 07:46:44 PM »
It was a nice day today in Maine, A lot to see at WM of Maine.
 

  

  

 
I saw a LT50 with the new support on a Yanmar diesel
 

 
Ross Had a drawing and the C Farm and I won a cool knife  :D :D
Ray showing his
 

  

 
Had some lunch and all the apple pie you want. 8)
 

 
When It came time to head home, Ray came over to us and gave us a jar of his wife Brendas Blackberry Jam   digin1
 I had a jar of my spring Honey for him. Like the one in the pic. :D :D :D :D
 

 
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Yes it was nice to see old friends and swap canning jars.  ;D  I had a good time with Peter and his wife Ann.
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« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2014, 05:02:05 PM »
Yesterday, I took a little time off and went to fair.

I wanted to see a display that has some of the wood I cut in it.

And I wanted to see an group of Axewomen from Maine do a demonstration of their skills.

But before I got to the show place, while walking around I found this "sand castle":



 

It was pretty large and showed the Axewomen and their skidder on this side.
I got to the grand stands kind of early but it was good to get a fairly good seat in the second row.

A customer strolled by and sat near me so we could chat.

 

 

I could see all the "Logrite" stuff they use. The stands and brackets holding the logs were all "blue"....

 

  

After a short while, the stands started to fill up some. I'm glad I got there early.



 

There were only three Axewomen in this show, but it was a good one.

They started out with some high powered chainsaws and did a raise to see who could cut off the log the fastest.

The girl on my side won that one:

 

 

You can see her orange chaps as she was starting her saw.

 

 

Next all three took turns throwing axes at the red and white target.

Again the girl on my side won by points:

 

 

Next the got out some very large cross cut saws and did another race cutting off the log:

 

 

Next they did the "chopping" that was very scary to watch them on top of the blocks in sneakers chopping with razor sharp axes:

 

 

 

  



 


After that the did some log rolling in the pool.

They didn't get all wet but they did get some wet when the fell off.

Best two out of three won.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The crowd loved the show.

I didn't go over and meet them as I wanted to go see the 8 horse hitch pulling the wagon around the arena but when I got to the arena all seats were full and the chain was across the stairway and the guard was not letting anyone in. So I missed seeing them in the arena. But I have seen that show before anyway.

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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2014, 07:58:57 PM »
Looks like you had a good time. And the sand castle, I see them at all the fairs, The people that can do work like that my hat is off to them.
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Re: A day at the Fair
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2014, 11:52:20 AM »
Awesome play by play of our show! Thank you so much for coming to see us! We loved the Topsfield Fair. Really hoping to be invited back!


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