Cue the music. The Ford motor age has arrived. The Fordson Model F was the first mass produced light weight affordable farm tractor. Produced by Henry Ford and Son Inc., yes, the same Henry Ford and his son Edsel, from October 1917 through February 1928. My best guess is that the one pictured rolled off the Dearborn, Michigan assembly line in 1920. That makes this machine a spry 93 years old.
Old chicken coop on a family homestead near Gate City, Virginia. The farm, which sits right on Daniel Boone's Wilderness Trail, has been in the same family since 1810. The coop isn't quite so old in comparison.
A little change of venue, if not subject manner. Did not hike to this spot. Stopped there for lunch while driving down to Kingsport, TN. This is not a defunct or museum station. Staunton, located in the beautiful Shenandoah valley, still has passenger rail service. We ate in a restaurant located in what was once the freight depot next to the passenger terminal.
This afternoon I walked to Ellicott City for a cup of coffee at the Bean Hollow. My stroll took only four hours, with time for the coffee and some photography. I started at the Union Dam tunnel beneath the Rt. 40 bridges over the Patapsco river in the Hollofield Section of the Patapsco Valley State Park, and walked south along the river and the rails of the CSX / B&O Railroad Old Main Line. After a nice stop stopover at the Bean Hollow I walked back. I started at 1:45 and finished at 5:35, just in time to drive home for dinner. A beautiful day for a walk. In the photo above you can see the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Museum in the center, with the low sloping roof, just to the right of the rails. Here's a nice little map.