Saturday, October 10, 2009

PhotoHunt - Tractor pulling

Weigh in

Last Sunday I went to the fall festival sponored by the Frederick County Farm Museum Association, Inc. The festival was held at Rose Hill Manor (more about this on my posts next week). In addition to hayrides, making apple butter, cake contest, displays of farm machinery, and music, there was a sporting contest. Many of you may not know about tractor pulls, but I would guess that thchick has seen one. In this case the tractors were antique, not the old steam powered, but from 30 to 50 years ago. The basic goal is to see who can pull the sled the farthest. As the tractor pulls, the weight on the sled moves forward to create drag. While I was watching, the longest pull was around 130 feet. For more info on tractor pulling, see Wikipedia and the links in the article.

Farmall starting pull

The ladies also compete

Coming at you

7 comments:

kaye said...

what a great sport! very original :)

RuneE said...

Tractors are not what they used to be - a bit of Nostalgia here. But I guess the new ones are safer.

bing said...

one of a kind sports. havent seen this in my life.

Teena in Toronto said...

That could be a sport :)

I played too :)

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Very interesting!! Have heard of tractor pulls, but never been to one.

Happy Weekend!

karen (www.berkatrice.com) said...

that's a different kind of sports. very unique

growing up with bea said...

looks like a lot of fun... i just it's safe