Today hubby and I went to the International Plowing Match where good old days meet modern new ways. Our county is host this year and it takes a whole day to see everything and enjoy the events.
Jennifer Jones, curling gold Medalist from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics was Parade Marshall.
Dancing Tractors? A fabulous demonstration of antique Farmall tractors and drivers doing square dancing to a caller. The group is based out of Teeswater Ontario and have been dancing all over the province. The photo is from their website http://teamfarmall.com if you care to watch a YouTube of the unimagineable. As you can see, the 'women' wear skirts and wigs.
Lots of tractors, from those pulling wagonloads of spectators to the event grounds to an array of new and old machinery.
Autumn displays of flowers, vegetables and old implements could be found everywhere.
An old barrel washing machine and a funeral coach from 1914 that was pulled by horses. There was a hidden compartment under the casket shelf for ice.
Clydesdales, the workhorses of yesterday's farm were part of the plowing match and on display in corrals. The 2014 Plowing Match is dedicated to Keith Robinson who has competed for 65 consecutive years.
A team of ladies, the Canadian Cowgirls that we can be proud of. They've been part of the Calgary Stampede parade, Rosebowl parade and more. A precision team of musical riders, they've won many awards and were a delight to watch. Search Canadian Cowgirls for information about them.
On the top, one of the people movers from the parking acreage. We sat and watched the fiddlers that were several groups playing together. Good toe tapping music!
I ended my day with a cinnamon sugar Beaver Tail and a coffee. Canadian eh?