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