Our Pass Thyme

This is a video I have been meaning to do for a while. I have seen the other 3 part video but always thought it could be done in one part. I have it down to a 5 minute install. This video is a little over 13 minutes but that is because I am a one man operation - mechanic, videographer, and narrator. Just completed a 100hr service on the tractor, After I watched this, I realized that I had picked up two 40 pound weights with one hand. Not sure I had ever done that before especially while carrying a camera too. I chalked it up to case of distracted carrying... Follow us on optvideo on instagram and facebook. Also you can help support the channel at paypal.me/ourpassthyme , thanks!

A 42 inch hydraulic tiller attached to my x530. Updates and future projects/videos are announced first on optvideo on instagram and facebook. Also you can help support the channel at paypal.me/ourpassthyme , thanks!

The weather was hot and humid at 85 degrees and I thought I would see what I could do with the 1951 Wagner Loader Farmall Cub. We are waiting to get the driveway redone and I decided to see if I could get things started by tearing into the more crumbly section of the driveway. There are two layers of asphalt, the top layer is about an inch thick and the bottom layer is about 3 inches thick. Please give a thumbs up, subscribe, share and leave a comment, and thanks for watching!

After a long rest, I make an attempt to wake up the 1951 Farmall Cub with the Wagner loader. Please take a moment to subscribe, hit the thumbs up button, leave a comment, and or share this video. Thanks.

Our 1953 Farmall Cub has the "new" implement installed - the 54-A grader/plow and - we finally have enough snow to push around! I hope you will appreciate the time and effort that went in to bring you these 5 videos by becoming a Subscriber, hitting that Thumbs Up button, Sharing the video, leaving a Comment below and perhaps giving a little support to the channel at paypal.me/ourpassthyme . Thanks! -Tom

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Our 1953 Farmall Cub gets a "new" implement installed - the 54-A grader/plow. This is Part 4 in the series and unfortunately at the time of this upload, we still had not had enough snow to push around...So be sure to catch Part 5 Plowing Snow hopefully coming soon...

Restoring the International Farmall Cub 54-A Grader/Plow Part 3. I had to split up the video into a few parts since the entire assembly took about 2 hours! This is Part 3 and shows the 3 parts of the frame assembly. Part 4 will feature installing the plow on the 1953 Cub! At the time of putting this video together, we have not had enough snow to plow yet, so I may hold back Part 4 to include snow plowing when we finally get a decent snow storm. Hopefully you watched Parts 1 & 2, if not, there are links below or search my videos now. I hope you enjoy!

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Restoring the International Farmall Cub 54-A Grader/Plow Part 2. I had to split up the video into a few parts since the entire assembly took about 2 hours! This is Part 2 and shows the blade and extension assembly. Part 3 will show the frame assembly and in Part 4 I will mount the entire assembly on my 1953 Farmall Cub! At the time of putting this video together, we have not had enough snow to plow yet, so I may hold back Part 4 to include snow plowing when we finally get a decent snow storm. Hopefully you watched Part 1, if not, there is a quick recap at the beginning of the video or search my videos now. I hope you enjoy!

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Our 1953 Farmall Cub and the 174 planter/runner made short work of getting in this last planting of corn for the year. The sun was dropping fast but as I hurried to remove the 144 Cultivators, I figured I would take even more time and film the process. The light ever decreasing, and the picture quality ever degrading, I managed to meet my goal to get the last corn of the season planted with a little help from my son.

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Our 1953 Cub with the 22 mower. The day started out chilly but Ruth, the 1953 Farmall Cub, was willing and stayed strong as always. The cutter bar that I refurbished last year, worked perfectly and I had very few clogs. You may notice that the wheels are spaced to match the bar's length so I didn't run over the hay any more than necessary. I hope you enjoy this video and that you will leave a comment, give it a thumbs up, subscribe, share, and support at paypal.me/ourpassthyme. Thanks!

Our "new" 1951 Farmall Cub with a Wagner loader. A new addition to our little Cub family here at Our Pass Thyme! Unloading and putting her right to work scraping some old sod that had been laying on top of the lawn since early Spring. Introducing Brenda...the 1951 Cub with a modified Wagner loader and a fast hitch!

The 3rd annual Mid Maine Cub Fest. Not all the highlights from the fest are here due to a dead battery but there was enough footage to give you a flavor. We were super thankful to have in attendance - TM Tractors - Ron and Rick. We had people from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and a Summer visitor from North Carolina. Please hit the thumbs up and subscribe to keep things like this coming your way.

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Our 1953 Farmall Cub shakes loose some cobwebs and dirt with the 23-A harrow! Got the Ruth the Cub out for the first time this year after an oil and filter change. We harrowed the back garden which had been snow covered just 2 weeks ago. All the interesting stuff happened when the batteries ran out on the cameras but I did manage to get the end result I was aiming for. Please share, comment, give a thumbs up and help me grow the channel by subscribing, thanks! Tom at Our Pass Thyme.

This is an update to the method I had previously used to dig potatoes with Ruth the Cub. I used just the 144 cultivators to dig my potatoes effectively and efficiently in an unconventional setup. We hope you will consider subscribing, sharing, leave a comment, - optvideo on instagram and facebook. Also you can help support the channel at paypal.me/ourpassthyme , Thank you.

Restoring the International Farmall Cub 54-A Grader/Plow Part 1. Completely disassembled the 54-A Plow/Grader blade and ran the pieces through an electrolysis process to remove rust and prevent further rusting. Primed and painted. For a great tutorial on electrolysis and my inspiration check out Keith Rucker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKZv14-K71g&t=993s . Please check out optvideo on instagram and facebook. Also you can help support the channel at paypal.me/ourpassthyme , Thanks!

What would we do without our 1953 Farmall Cub? I pulled snippets from videos I have posted to show a sort of chronological order of attachments I use during the growing season here at Our pass Thyme. 1950's technology is still hard to beat even today for the small farmer! optvideo on instagram and facebook. Also you can help support the channel at paypal.me/ourpassthyme , thanks!

Our 1953 Cub gets a workout with the 23-A Harrow! I bought 4 new tires for my cub from TM Tractors and while I was there, Ron had a 23-A Double Gang Disk Harrow to sell me. It was in good shape and rolled freely so we loaded it up into the back of my truck, put the new tires on top, closed the cap, and headed home. I wanted to get the new tires on Ruth the Cub before trying to pull the harrow, but time got in the way and only allowed for three, both front and one rear to be installed. Running the harrow was a sharp learning curve, but the harrow really is an easy tool to use and the adjustments are simple, with obvious results. I dragged the harrow through a garden I had previously tilled to get a feel for it. Then we headed to the back garden that had not been touched this year and worked in the winter rye to ready for planting corn.

Here is a look at the first annual Mid Maine CubFest in Exeter, ME. We had a good bunch of cubbers for a great first fest. For three of us it was our first ever cubfest. I had never been to one, so I figured the best to go to one was to host a fest. A ton of work and organizing went in it for me and my family, but it really was worth it. Two tractors were brought back from the dead, lots of stories, conversations, and friendships formed. We had food for about 3 times as many that showed up, and my daughter's chili received rave reviews. The weather was overcast but the rain stayed away, for the most part. Maybe we will have more members who will show up next year, especially with a two day event.

This year we tried using the cub to help uncover our 27 75 foot rows of potatoes. After disturbing the row with Ruth the Cub, about half of the potatoes remained uncovered. While I still needed to use the hoe to uncover the other half of them, the great thing was that the soil went from being compacted during the growing season, to very loose. That made for a little easier hoe work to say the least. What's coming next? Check out optvideo on instagram and facebook. Also you can help support the channel at paypal.me/ourpassthyme , thanks!

Crows have been tormenting me for years, so this year I am trying something new. I purchased 500 feet of Agribon-15 from Johnny's Selected Seeds and the kids, Ruth the Cub, and I put down row cover over the corn. I will leave the corn covered until the corn is as tall as a crow. To support this channel and help us make more videos like this please consider sending some feel good $$$ to paypal.me/ourpassthyme . Thanks!

Back in the middle of October, I came up with another 'excuse' to work my cub. Using the cultivators, I have found an easy way to level out the mounds created by hand hoeing/digging potatoes. After over 1500 feet of digging potatoes by hand, I enjoyed some seat time on the old cub. See if you notice a little difference I inserted, if you know cubs, it will slap your senses! At the end, I show you how I finish my gardens for the season. To support this channel and help us make more videos like this please consider sending some feel good $$$ to paypal.me/ourpassthyme . Thanks!

First time planting corn with a 1953 Farmall Cub. This cub is on its second owner, and had previously only been used with a sickle bar mower. I took off cultivators with potato hillers prior to attaching the 174 runner/planter which I restored over this past winter. I also have a fertilizer unit that I plan to use while cultivating, once the corn is up to "V4". Look for that video in a couple weeks. To support this channel and help us make more videos like this please consider sending some feel good $$$ to paypal.me/ourpassthyme . Thanks!

Our 1953 Farmall Cub hills potatoes for the first time with a pair of 16" discs I got from Agri-Supply. This is the first year in over 20 years that I haven't had to hill by hand. The 8 rows that I hill in this video equal about 1050 feet and only took about 5 minutes. By hand, I hate to think how long it would have taken me to do the same! Find us on optvideo on instagram and facebook. Also you can help support the channel at paypal.me/ourpassthyme

The cub does everything except plop the potatoes in the ground. We make a 75 foot long furrow and fertilize at the same time. After placing the potato seed by hand in the furrow, the cub covers over the potato seed. A real time saver compared to the way we planted previously. See our planting potatoes with the Kiddos video for the old way. Look us up on optvideo on instagram and facebook. Also you can help support the channel at paypal.me/ourpassthyme - Thanks!

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Hi and Welcome to our channel. We are more or less hobby farmers blending old and new technology and implementing traditional and modern techniques to make growing more rewarding. I hope you will leave comments and subscribe, also click the bell to be notified when a new video is posted. Thanks! -Tom