|I have always had a love for anything vintage
that moves. When I was a young child, I was
obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine, which
most of us know is a friendly steam locomotive
in story books. In his books, in fact, there
is a traction engine named Trevor. He was
saved from scrap, much as some of our members
have saved the mighty traction engines that
broke the virgin ground throughout the midwest.
I can't quite remember when my
Dad and I
first went to the Threshing Show,
that I was completely hooked
and look forward
to it every year. The multitude
of nearly every make, model,
age at the show never ceases
to amaze me.
John and Steve Horter have inspired
in gas tractors. When I was young,
me ride on their tractors in
We have a 1951 Farmall H, restored
which I enjoy driving in the
and I do minor fixes every year
as the threshing
show comes near.
Jordan driving the Farmall in the Thresher's
When I used to go to the shop
with my Dad
at Horsch Anderson, I looked
forward to Kevin
Anderson showing me progress
on every new
My grandpa, Lester Herr, who is 91 years
young, has told me many stories how farming
was done when he was young and he enjoys
attending the show every year.
For the last two years, I have
Lionel train to the Toy Chest.
I enjoy introducing
young children to the hobby of
I attended Rollag Steam School
to learn more about steam engines.
operators at the show are so
good to answer
all my questions about the engines.
love running steamer- pulled
plows out at
Working a multi-bottom plow pulled by one
of the big steamers at the Show
I thank all the wonderful people who work
to keep this club on its feet. I may be young,
but I am a proud member of the James Valley
Threshermen's Association, and I hope there
are many more years of success for this club.