A piece of land West of us was always in Soil Bank or some government program that paid a dividend if you didn't grow crops. Part of the land was in Oak Trees...we hear the huge saw going all day long. The well for the irrigator has been dug so what ever is grown there will be irrigated. Progress...or not...
Part of this piece of property was possibly Native Prairie as nothing was grown on it as far back as I can remember.
This week two coyotes were on our road...they killed the neighbors newborn calves. (They reported it to the Department of Natural Resources who came out to investigate, they decided it was not wolves it was just coyotes so there was nothing they could/would do.)
One night when we drove by we saw two foxes...more than likely chased out of the oak forest.
This old farm implement was sitting in the middle of the field one day no doubt hidden in the oaks for many years. Now it sits at the edge of the property. Looks like some kind of seeder to me. Maybe one of my readers knows for sure.
Mystery solved thanks to Aurora and Brad the machinery is a corn binder!
I also heard from Harvey a old North Dakota neighbor.
The photo that you posted on your blog today appears to be a corn binder. It has been a long time since I have seen one, but the twin box at the rear and the gathering chains are the best clue. Have a great day Harvey