Old-Fashioned Farm Fun
I can identify the 5⅛-by-½-inch metal item pictured in your February/March 2018 What Is This? column. It’s a draw pin, and it is used to attach a wagon tongue to the drawbar of a tractor. I grew up on a small dairy farm in westcentral Wisconsin. I have many cherished memories of farming the old-fashioned way. I shocked many bundles of oats threshed by my uncle’s Red River Special threshing machine. My job was to pitch the bundles onto the wagons. I also drove our 8N Ford tractor and wagon with the hay loader attached behind to load loose hay. We worked hard and laughed hard, and we ate really wonderful meals, too.