It’s the last day of 2012 and here in central Kansas we’re getting a nice snowfall which so far is staying on the fields. Although it isn’t expected to be a heavy snow, we’re thankful for any moisture we receive.
As I mentioned in the last post, droughts and floods were – and still are – a constant thread woven into the fabric of the prairies and plains causing humans then and now to seek ways to beat the effects of Mother Nature’s bad side.
The images show implements I saw at the Lincoln County Historical Museum and Western Heritage Village in North Platte, Nebraska. Being an old farm boy and intrigued by machinery, they are pieces I would loved to have seen in action. Droughts and floods were the reasons they were brought to Nebraska just over a hundred years ago.