Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rednesday ~ 10-13-10

Weekend before last my husband and I went to the annual fall festival at Cyrus Hall McCormick’s farm and homeplace out in Steeles Tavern, VA. There was so much RED there I couldn’t believe my eyes. All the equipment was painted a bright, pristine red...absolutely breathtaking!  If  you need me to jog your memory, Mr. McCormick invented the “reaper” which revolutionized farming in America. Before his reaper, our country depended upon manual labor to cut down the fields of grains. To learn more about his invention, go to this Wikipedia entry. Another interesting fact is Mr. McCormick and Abraham Lincoln were both born a few days apart...Lincoln on  February 14, 1809, and McCormick on February 15, 1809.

I am linking up with the Rednesdsay meme sponsored by Sue over at It’s A Very Cherry World. Please be sure to stop by and see all of the neat red things those of us who love RED have posted. I continue to be more and more amazed each week at all the RED!


  1. How lucky to find so much red. Too, it was great place for a family outing. I would have enjoyed that as well.

  2. Fun festival reds...looks like something we would have enjoyed going to. I love the history behind things like that. hugs to you this week genie! mica

  3. I grew up in the country and all of those items are very familiar to me. Nice to see then so well preserved.

    Thank you for the visit to my fire truck and for the history lesson. Afraid that I did not know or had forgotten your interesting information.

    Very nice post. I like it when the photos also have a story and if it teaches so much the better.

  4. I've always enjoyed looking at farm equipment at those festivals. Maybe it's because secretly I wish I lived on a farm!
    Happy REDnesday!

  5. What fun reds! It looks like a fun place to visit.

    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Love all the Red!
    What a great blog you have too -and
    Happy Rednesday!

    Lola & Nora:)
    btw Here’s my quick Rednesday link! Do join the fun!

  7. Great Pics & very interesting post !

  8. Hello! I am visiting via Pink Saturday! Love, love, love RED! I love this time of the year when you can visit festivals and such to see wonderful things! Hope you have a Delightsome day,


  9. Look at you with your Red...shows how far behind I am this week.
    Okay..how did you get these mosaics with the angles? I like this look.