It is the time of year when we turn old machines into scrap iron.
The old swather had served us well.
But its useful life is over.
So the guys are cutting it up
With the acetylene torch into pieces that are easy to haul on our trailer.
This decision held the weight of passing time. Grandpa Sonny bought this swather new in 1975.
That was Farmer Fred's Rookie Season in GriggsDakota.
The implement has been carefully repaired
in numerous places
Without regard to paint color.
Time rolls along, the 1975 swather has been scrapped.
And Farmer Fred is still rolling in GriggsDakota.