- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/20/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
According to a report from Iowa's Quad City Times, the pair have also amassed wrenches, dolls and dishes. Additionally, Lenny Bird, 77, has been taking part in trapping animals since he was 6 years old. Recently, the paper noted he was auctioning off some of his equipment.
"Over the years, he began collecting traps as a hobby, but now it's time to downsize," the paper said.
Bird's collection includes a variety of traps, from those large enough to catch a bear to a joke model designed for mosquitoes. He will still keep some of his equipment, which he still uses in an effort to sell pelts to interested buyers.
He sells the animal furs at a sports store in Galesburg, Illinois. The most he ever got in a single sale is $42 for a raccoon piece.
Bird and his wife will also be auctioning off their John Deere toys and other parts of their collection in the next few weeks. The couple isn't alone in this kind of hobby, as many fans of the green-and-gold equipment express their enthusiasm in a variety of ways.