Friday, March 30, 2007

Dad's Old Grinder

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Which one?

One:

Ecclesiastes 12:3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, Ecclesiastes 12:2-4 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 12 (Whole Chapter); or

Two:

Dad's old feed grinder. Put grain, alfalfa, or even corn on the cob into the hopper. Add a little feed supplement for hard to get vitamins and minerals, and viola, you have instant meal(s) for the hogs and cows. A drive belt coupled to the tractor supplied the necessary muscle.


The Answer:

Number two, of course. My dad never did have false teeth. Never, even at age 97 when he died, he still had a few of his teeth.

This old grinder was really a hit when he got it, back in the 1940s. Before that he had a horse-driven grinder. The horse would go around and around the grinder, pulling the tongue, on a tether. One horsepower.

Dad would be in the middle, going around or stepping over the tonguue, scooping or pouring in the ingredients. I hope to find that old grinder some day.

What do you think the horses' reward was to be at the end of the day? No ground up stuff for this horse, she got pure oats and hay.


Comments:
I'll bet Adi can...grind feed!
 
I don't recall us having a grinder on the farm when I was a kid. Sure would have been a handy item.
 
Hi Jim,
Thats one old grinder. Have a great weekend
 
Wow what a neat thing to have. I hope you find it Jim.

Take care xx
 
Hi Jim ~~ Glad the horses got a good food after all that going round in circles. Thanks for your comments,
glad you like The Penny story and jokes. Take care, Regards, Merle.
 

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