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John Deere owner features rope making at fairs

Posted by Green Fun Store on 9/23/2010
A member of a New York antique tractor club is doing more than just showcasing his old John Deere machines.

According to the Ballston Spa Life, Ralph Seaman has been giving rope-making demonstrations at area fairs, including those held in Saratoga, Schaghticoke and Washington.

During the demonstrations, kids can pick out what color strands they want to use, and then get to work making a jump rope. Seaman noted both parents and kids enjoy it because it's an engaging activity that's also fun.

"It's rewarding to see the joy on the kids' faces as they watch the strands twist together to form something they can later use for their enjoyment," Seaman told the publication.

Seaman is also a member of the Tri-State Antique Tractor Club and shows his machines in competitions in a number of states. He told the publication that his two favorites are a 1937 John Deere that features a saw blade and a 1946 model from the same company that was used on his family's farm.

Fairs like the ones Seaman attends often feature craft displays that showcase older ways of doing things. Antique tractors are also popular, as they give a glimpse into the past.