Windmill Acres Farm SHOW REPORT

SHOW NEWS

| November/December 1988

  • Maytag washer
    Dave Burnell of New Smyrna Beach, FL shows off his 1939 Maytag washer. The Maytag also served as a sausage grinder, ice cream maker, and butter churn.
  • 7 HP Hercules engine
    Clayton Ballard of Lincolnton, NC adjusts the timing on his 7 HP Hercules during the Windmill Acre Show.
  • Economy Engine
    This 1925 Economy belonging to Harry Gibson of Statesville, NC drew a lot of praise during the weekend.
  • Rock crusher
    Big Edd Sigmon drops a rock into the rock crusher as his son Eddie (right) and brother James (left foreground) look on. Notice how the spectators got involved with the exhibitors.
  • Fairbanks Morseengine
    Straight off the truck. This unpainted Fairbanks Morse 15 HP engine is a 1925 model. Weighing about 2200 pounds, this hit and miss shows how durable the engines had to be during their heyday.
  • Grist Mill
    A grist mill pulled by a 1935 John Deere got a lot of attention during its visit to Windmill Acres. The unit belongs to Lenny Wellborn of Union Grove, NC.
  • J. T. Goforth
    Spectators loved the working replicas displayed during the two-day affair. J. T. Goforth of Statesville, NC (left) watches as one of the visitors gets a closer look.
  • Washing Machine
    Tom Armour of Rock Hill, SC spent a good part of his weekend demonstrating this 1902 'One Way' foot powered washing machine.

  • Maytag washer
  • 7 HP Hercules engine
  • Economy Engine
  • Rock crusher
  • Fairbanks Morseengine
  • Grist Mill
  • J. T. Goforth
  • Washing Machine

D-16 South Bost Avenue Newton, North Carolina 28658

Most of the adults were still asleep Saturday morning as the three boys quietly made their way out to the banks of the fishing lake. Slowly the sun began to cast long shadows across the lake and the boys seemed to be in a world of their own.

Click, click, pop, click, click, pop the little engine echoed as sleepy-eyed exhibitors crawled from the back of pickup trucks, pup tents and air conditioned campers.

Soon the whole valley was alive as little engine after little engine began to sing its own metallic tune. Smoke filled the air and exhibitors greeted each other with enthusiasm as they began a day that would last late into the night.



Some had come from as far away as Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, Texas and New York to participate in one of the most unique early farm day celebrations anywhere. Before the day was through, exhibitors and visitors alike would get to see more than 100 years of life on the farm unfold before their eyes.

Those are the sights and sounds Big Edd and Velma Sigmon and their family wait to hear each Father's Day weekend in June when they host Early Farm Days at their Windmill Acres farm in Newton, North Carolina.



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