Saunders Brothers Show Off Amerciana Farm Equipment : 8.11.10

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Photos By Yvette Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsolncountylife.com : Paul Saunders points to one of the old tractors on display at Early Americana Farm Equipment Days at the Piney River Nursery. Click to enlarge any photo.
Photos By Yvette Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsolncountylife.com : Paul Saunders points to one of the old tractors on display at Early Americana Farm Equipment Days at the Piney River Nursery. Click to enlarge any photo.

Piney River
Nelson County, Virginia

If you ever wondered what farming looked liked decades ago, even back to the 1800’s you still have the chance! Saunders Brothers in Piney River is showing off a display of early Americana farm equipment through August 14th. The event has been designated by the Blue Ridge Parkway as an official event of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 75th Anniversary in 2010.

Paul Saunders talks about an 1800’s covered wagon, the Conestoga Belle. The wagon was the life blood of American transportation in the 1700’s and 1800’s.
Paul Saunders talks about an 1800’s covered wagon, the Conestoga Belle. The wagon was the life blood of American transportation in the 1700’s and 1800’s.

Many other items on display include: peanut planter, cotton planter, one horse drill, dog tread mill, buggy plow, stalk cutter, early incubator, plows, and cultivators.

Jr. Publisher, Adam Stafford, gets a rolling tour courtesy of Megan Howell with Saunders Brothers.
Jr. Publisher, Adam Stafford, gets a rolling tour courtesy of Megan Howell with Saunders Brothers.
A goat and dog treadmill on display at Saunders Brothers in Piney River.
A goat and dog treadmill on display at Saunders Brothers in Piney River.

In addition, there will be a large display of antique tractors and steam engines.

The event will be held at Saunders Brothers Farm Market on Rt 56 and 2.5 miles west of Rt 29. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. Hours of operation are 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday.

This weekend Saunders Brothers will be holding another special event to remember Hurricane Camille. Click on the image flyer above to learn more details on the upcoming August 14th event.
This weekend Saunders Brothers will be holding another special event to remember Hurricane Camille. Click on the image flyer above to learn more details on the upcoming August 14th event.

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