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Hello Ontario !
Well, I suppose it's time that I fess up before you come all the
way out here. The pictures are all fakes. A total fraud. Made up.
They are shot in a sound stage in Bayonne, NJ........actually the same
one that NASA used to fake the moon landings starting 40 years ago
this July. And, starting in mid July, we will be shooting some brand
new fakes.....starting at Delou's:



......hope to get some of the neighbors......the 2388's are gone,
replace by a pair of 2588's :



 

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Good to hear from you 98j. They still building power generating windmill farms out there? Lots of those "farms" going up thru out the midwest. They sure bring in a big crane to hang the turbine.

When they trade machines do you keep the hillside leveling system or does it go with the machine?
 

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Hey Midwest. As per the combines......while it's billed as a bolt on
system that you could keep and transfer to a new machine, I have
not heard of one being done around here. Could be done however.
As per the wind farms......yup.......getting closer to me all the time.
From over near Condon a few years back:



........a tower section moving through Wasco on it's way to be
set up:



......from just this spring......wind turbines over near Goldendale, WA
in the background:



......and a close look at a turbine blade, parked near the MCP
Seed Plant in Wasco, Oregon:



 

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98J
We will be in California around the first of Aug. to visit the boy, and instead of going to the west coast big cities we are taking a few days to see OR & Wa (those pictures of yours are making want to see that area you farm on) We farm mostly flat ground in MN.
I noticed on your profile you are around the dalles area, Are there any other areas that you recomend taking a look at
Thanks
Les
 

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Holy Land of 10,000 Lakes Batman!!
OK, I'll assume that you will be tooling up I-5, desperately trying
to put the madness of California in your rear view mirror. When you
get to Weed, hop off the Interstate and get on to US 97 and get
on up to...........Crater Lake:



I highly recommend the hike down to the lake and the guided boat
tour....you learn WAY more about Crater Lake on this tour than
anything available on the rim. The explosion that created the lake
makes the Mt St Helens eruption look like a small burp.
You are not going to be any closer, so you really should get
over to the coast.....my favorite spots are up north straight out
from Tillamook near Oceanside........Cape Meares:



Oceanside:

 

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OK, you have done the coast and have weaved your way through
Portland....stop at Multnomah Falls:



The rest of the Columbia River Gorge is spectacular also......
looking west towards Hood River from the top of Seven Mile Hill
just west of The Dalles:



From the top of Seven Mile looking down at the Columbia. That's
I-84 at the right of the frame running along the river. The old
highway, US 30, can be seen here (center frame) winding over
the Rowena Loops:

 

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OK, ya whanna see more cool farmground..........head east on I-84
to Pendleton. Get off there and take Rt11 north through Adams &
Athena and head for Walla Walla. Go north on US 12 out of Walla
Walla, then 127 to Dusty and then to Colfax. I start drooling when
I get up in that part of the world. Lots of places up there that raise
some off the chart yields for dryland ( into triple digits) Here are
some examples.......not my pictures. These first shots are by Rick
Dalton Photography :





 

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Head on up US 195 towards Spokane ( or as some of us call it,
Spok-a-vegas) More hills to see on the way...( again, not my pictures,
pulled these off the net)

A 6602 at work:




.......and a 1470:



 

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We will be looking at the end of harvest by early August here around
The Dalles, but you should be able to see lots of Hillside Combines
in action up in the Palouse in early August:



 

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OK, so you have made it to Spokane and you COULD turn right on to
I-90 and step on the gas as you head home to MN. However, you
REALLY should turn left ( US 2 to Wilbur, then 174 ) to see......

Grand Coulee Dam:



It's one HUGE chunk of cement. Not only does it pump out enormous
amounts of electricity, it is the start for the bulk of the water for the
Columbia Basin Project that runs down through the central part of
the state. In this picture you can see the massive pump station at the right hand end of the dam that lifts water out of Roosevelt Lake
and dumps it into the canal that can be seen in the upper right of
the frame......headed off to the SW.
 

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Sorry for the delay.....been on a couple of nasty fires this week, one
last night on the SRS home place ( set by a rat b a s t a r d) and the
board was down this AM when I tried to answer you. Yup, I do know
something about it. I think it is held near Ritzville, just west of Spokane on I-90. My own Google search came up empty, so either
they are not doing it this year, or I have the town wrong. Still checking on it for ya. I know for sure that it has been held in the
past; a friend from Kansas came out a few years back and went to
the festival after stopping in to see us. And..........I have pictures.
(imagine that!) They are not mine......can't remember if my friend
sent them or if I pulled them off the net from Farmphoto or some
other site.

A JD 36B..........used to be a lot of them around The Dalles....
several ran into the 1970's:



I think that this is a Case pull type....not many down this way, but
I do remember at least one that used to run near The Dalles.



And a Harris......



Keep an eye on the antique section on this board ....I have some
good shots of a IH 51 at work on some hills that are.......shall we
say, interesting. I'll get them on in the next couple of days.
 

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They always have an antique harvest at davenport at the very end of august. Davenport is about 40 or so minutes west of spokane on highway 2. If I remember right it is held at the same time as the lincoln county fair in davenport.

Matt
 
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