Dick and Lee Burd’s 120 hp Avery steam tractor had no trouble busting sod at the Menno Pioneer Power Show with David Mensch’s 8-bottom John Deere plow.
Pioneer plowing on the prairie required a big crew. At the 18th Pioneer Power Show, Darren Walz (left), Michele Garrels and Dan Grupe handled the 8-bottom plow, while under the canopy fireman Monte DeRousseau (center) made steam for engineer Mike Gilbert (right). Kyle Stephanek (left) is just along for the ride. Dick and Lee Burd of Canton, S.D. own the 120 hp Avery.
Left: Kermit Ehrenberg (right) discusses his F-20 model (which took about 1,500 hours to complete) with an interested onlooker.
Dana Hansen came to Pioneer Acres to pilot her dad Leon’s original condition 1935 KTA Twin-City Minneapolis-Moline tractor and trailing plow in the parade.
Above from left: Rita Hoff, Marilee Hauck and Morna Anderson with the Kerogas stovetop oven from which they coaxed delightful baked goods in the Summer Kitchen exhibit at Pioneer Acres.
Below: Detail of the Allis-Chalmers anvil model that Kermit Ehrenberg made to accompany his Allis model.
Below: A small fraction of Marion and Kermit Ehrenberg’s collection of seed-box ends.