First thing I did when I got up north (zipped up for a couple of days) was back my ole 53 FORD truck out of the garage and crused to the local thrift store.
I had left the farm early, about 4:00 a.m....... I am always up by that time so I might as well be driving. After about one and a half hours drive up the road I saw some tail lights ahead on the freeway that looked like my old Ford truck's tail lights. Sure enough, as I slowly caught up to the vehicle I could tell it was an old 53 Ford pick-up. I was amazed that he could travel freeway speed (75 mph) in that ole truck. "I've got to stop and ask what kind of engine they put in it" I told myself. If I go faster than 50 mph in my truck I am afraid it will rattle to pieces, leaving bits and pieces all over the road for miles. It has the original motor in it, an old flat head V-8.
The Beaver exit was just a few miles ahead, and if they take the exit I will follow them in and ask. Well, they just cruised on by the exit (next exit was an hour up the road) so I followed along a while and then with places to go and a long trip yet, I passed and continued on my way. An OLD FARMER was a drivin' that pick-up truck. It was just getting light enough to see him through the window. He was a drivin' down the freeway in his OLD 53 green Ford Pick-up, wearing his bib-overalls and hat, probably reminiscing of the days when he was a much younger fellow, a drivin' his NEW 53 Ford truck down the two lane road that has now been replaced by the freeway. I wish I could have stopped to hear his stories.
an old vintage belt buckle I use as a key ring
I'm back to the farm and today is CSA delivery day to St. George. The fall gardens and greenhouses are producing nicely.
Today I will have:
6-8 Acorn Squash
2 Honey Dew Melon
2 Cassaba Melon
2 Crenshaw Melon
5 lbs.Yukon Potatoes
Pomegranates from my sister Shelly's orchard