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Flowering Farm Equipment
Jackie Dahl plants flowers in old farm equipment and tools. She started with a few petunias in her grandfather’s old corn sheller.
    “I was thinking about my grandfather and what I could do with his old corn sheller and other implements he used,” recalls Dahl. “I set it out in the yard and liked the way it looked with flowers.”
    By this past year, her farm equipment flower beds had expanded to include an old grain elevator, manure spreader, potato planter, stock tank, hay loader and more. All overflow with wave petunias and are displayed around the Dahl’s 10 acres. Still more flowers adorn a wall with sections devoted to livestock and crop-connected displays.
    “The wall concept started with an old chicken feeder, then I added cow, horse and crop-related equipment,” says Dahl. “I picked up items at flea markets and auctions and added them to the wall.”
    Dahl has started a new display garden in honor of her late father, centered on his 1946 Hudson pickup. A life -long farmer, she says, he came to admire her flower displays.
    “The truck was going to be sold for salvage,” she says. “We dragged it home, and my husband pounded the dents out. I filled it with flowers. I have other things my father used and am planning a garden where I’ll be able to sit and think of him.”
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jackie Dahl, 40840 225th Ave., Joice, Iowa 50446 (ph 641 588-3703; onioncat@wctel.net).

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4