Boris Loves his Red Tractor

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Famously (or not) in the Soviet version of “Boys Life,” called not very ingeniously, “Soviet Life” were stories of Boris or Ivan and his Red Tractor. No known link for that to International-Harvester’s Farmall line with the motto, “If it ain’t red, leave it in the shed!” but the “International” prefix might hint towards a willingness to sell to whatever or whomever may come, and as a lend-lease obligation by the communist-infiltrated US State Economics-Manager Roosevelt, I-H did produced 400 quad-machinegun mount M17 half-tracks in 1943 and 600 in 1944. ” All were provided to the Soviet Union in 1943 and 1944.” These made up to half of the Soviet air-defense, and later in the Koran War on the side of the Chinese… Always wanted a 50’s-era IHC M1 Garand…

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About NotClauswitz

The semi-sprawling adventures of a culturally hegemonic former flat-lander and anti-idiotarian individualist, fleeing the toxic cultural smug emitted by self-satisfied lotus-eating low-land Tesla-driving floppy-hat wearing lizadroid-Leftbat Califorganic eco-tofuistas ~

12 thoughts on “Boris Loves his Red Tractor

  1. Man, I don’t know about your neighborhood, but I’m canceling my rain barrel plans. I’m seriously digging a drainage trench today. That or buy some Koi for the lake in the back yard. This is ridiculous! Where did the desert get all this RAIN! ! !

  2. That looks like tough mowing! I’d say goats, sheep, and horses for that much vegetation. Looks like the little red tractor is getting it done though.

    Seriously, though, I had a girlfriend back in the 90’s who bought two and a half acres on Sauvie Island in the Columbia River wetlands. It has some of the most fertile soil in the world, in an area with unbelievable growing weather. She worked out a deal with the horse farm across the street, where they would bring over three or four horses every morning to her house and turn them loose on the two acre bit out front. It did keep it in remarkably good shape, plus the horses loved it, especially when the apple trees started to drop fruit.

    Enjoy the new place. Looks like you’ve got some fun stuff to work on there.

    • There is a cattle ranch next door, and the moo-cows look like they could chomp this down in a hurry. Also a friend has a horse boarded across the street.

  3. I had an opportunity to purchase a Garand (it was either IHC or H&R for sure) about a dozen years ago.

    It was mint, and priced pretty well, under nine bills as I recall.

    I kick myself sometimes for not stealing it when I could have.

  4. Way beyond my means, but always had the wants for a truck, a type writer, and a sewing machine—-

    IHC M1 Garand
    Underwood M1 Carbine
    Singer 1911A1

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