My yesterday…or, County Fair—again……..

But the reason had nothing to do with quilts/quilting (that was last Friday), it was pulling time!!!!! Yup, both grandsons have been busy pouring their heart and souls into a Dodge pickup, readying it for competition pulling. The first attempt was aborted (Houston Hoedown a few weeks back) cuz of a bent frame (long sad story). So, here we are, in Caledonia(MN), and going at it again. Perfect weather…..a sunny, hot, August day.IMG_9312 There were only 3 trucks pulling, so the tractors took priority….waiting….waiting….waiting. IMG_9319    The vehicle is hooked to a “sled” that has a sliding weight on it. The further along the track, the further forward the weight slides, putting more downward force on the pulling vehicle, til the truck, or tractor, comes to a complete stop (weight too much!!) and the distance pulled measurement is taken. Now, it’s Aaron’s turn………IMG_9326   The risk of breaking something is ever present, especially if it’s a novice puller, which this was. So proud of both GS and there will be a next time.

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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11 Responses to My yesterday…or, County Fair—again……..

  1. Thread crazy says:

    That’s exciting to all incolved. Alot of preparation time for just a few minutes of run time. Do hope they did well.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Unfortunately, there will be some now needed garage time. Something to do with the turbo…..not something I’m knowing anything about!!!!!!! Do know that it will be $$$$………….always…….

  2. Looks like a wonderful time.

  3. jackie says:

    Looks like fun…I think 🙂

  4. kathyreeves says:

    Boys and their toys!😆

  5. karenfae says:

    just left a comment asking if you were heading in land before the hurricane and see you are back in Minnesota – I had lost your address in my blog reader somehow and happened to realize it and track you down. I had it mixed up in my mind and remember now that you go home north for the summer of course and south for the winter – silly me

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