Wednesday, June 29, 2011

talk about a project....

30 Comments:

Blogger City Girl said...

What is it?

June 29, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger City Girl said...

Oh, it's a buggy! I only saw the red bars and wheels the first time I looked. lol.

June 29, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

It's a hundred-year old doctor's pony cart. Currently in a garage in NH, I won it on ebay for dirt cheap. It will be Jaspers.

June 29, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger From the Country Farm said...

NICE!!!!

June 29, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
OpenID kragore said...

nice! One thing to look out for, if the tires are rubber and it's been sitting stationary for a long time, is flat spots on the wheels. Not sure how to correct it, but it's an easy thing to over look until you're sitting up there wondering about the curiously rhythmically bumpy ride. :)

June 29, 2011 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Tealah said...

Oh it's going to be beautiful hooked up to Jasper! Doesn't look like it'll need an insane amount of work, either. Congratulations!

June 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Sweet! That is gorgeous!

June 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Peacemom said...

Oh, that's going to be so sweet! Nothing like trucking along behind a pony cart, they are the ultimate fun. We used to hook our plastic toboggans to the ponies when were were kids. We would stand up and surf in them with the pony trotting along in front. No, definitely not the smartest maneuver, but it was buckets of fun (dislcaimer: I am NOT recommending this for any of you to try at home. Well, at least not without the most sane of ponies and a really good helmet!) Have a blast restoring the cart, Jenna, it will be beautiful! ~Vonnie

June 29, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Pit Stop Farm said...

Can't wait to see a picture of this hooked to Jasper.

June 29, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Oooers. I want pix when you get Jasper hooked up to it.

It looks almost child-sized in the picture--maybe just the angle?

And if anyone is interested, I found this video of a sheep-herding chihuahua....

http://www.weather.com/outlook/videos/chihuahua-shows-sheep-who-is-boss-21130

June 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger misskp said...

That will be sooooo much fun! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

June 29, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Congrats on the eBay find!! I'm in the market for one myself...

June 29, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Meredith A said...

looks like fun.

don't forget project "Winter 2011-2012" is right around the corner. maybe youve decided to not blog about what you've been doing to prepare yourself, farm, and livestock but with each new purchase, animal, and commitment you make i hope you're spending equal time preparing on how to care for them, youself, and your property.

have you thought about a plow for your truck? i bet they're much cheaper this time of year. rather than getting up early to shovel by hand you could spend that time plowing and making money!

June 29, 2011 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Awesome! My great-grandfather was long time wagon and buggy maker. I have many of his old tools tucked away somewhere, if you get in a bind maybe I would have something that would help.

June 29, 2011 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I got it covered Meredith, but thank you for your concern.

June 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

Nice, I love horse driving.
I've never done it for a garden though more for sport.

June 29, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Ozy said...

Not sure if you'll need them (or even if they'd help at all) but here are a couple of links to places that still make buggies/carts/etc. and/or restore them. Maybe if you get in a spot you can't figure out they'd be willing to off help?

http://www.texaswagonworks.com/
http://www.colonialcarriage.com/
http://www.liveryone.net - They make reproductions.
http://www.a-dbuggy.com/
http://www.townsendbuggies.com/
http://www.oxbowtradeco.com/ - They sell parts as well.

That's all I've got in my bookmarks. Hope they might be of use someday but even if they aren't, sure nice to look at, don't you think?

June 29, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

That is just way too cool for school! Could you trot to work on a snowy day?

After a whitetail ate the leaves off my Florida Speckled Butterbeans I needed something greaaaaaaat!

June 29, 2011 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

JENNA,
YOUR 100 YEAR OLD DOCTOR'S
PONY CART FOR JASPER REALLY HAS THE
"WOW" FACTOR!!!
NOT GOING TO EVEN GO THERE ABOUT GIVING ADVISE ABOUT YOUR
"PROJECT" BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN RESTORING "PROJECTS" FOR CONGRESSMAN, ETC. FOR 37 YEARS, &
I "NEVER" FORGET THE "SURPRISE" FACTOR WHEN I DO "RESTORATIONS'"!!!
ANOTHER REASON I ABSOLUTELY
LOVE YOUR CAF BLOG BECAUSE YOU CONSTANTLT AMAZE, & SURPRISE ME, &
THAT'S NO JOKE!!!
CHEERS WITH A HEALTH DRINK!!
RONNIE A VERY HAPPY X SEAT WEAVER!!
http://www.chaircaningdirectory.com
P. S. Just finished restoring 150 year old chairs' with stain aged to match the original!!!

June 29, 2011 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

it's a sweet little cart - look it over well for dry rot before trying it for the first time....

June 29, 2011 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

That is beautiful! I love old things that you can make your own. Jasper will be sooooo handsome. We need pics.

June 29, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Oh. . . .and congratulations on the win. I love winning on ebay.

June 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger E said...

Well, you needed something to do with all that spare time ;)

June 29, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

That is oerfect for Jasper and you and Gibson. I can just see y'all going to town. How cool. Can't wait to see it all fixed up and jasper all hitched up to it.

June 29, 2011 at 9:48 PM  
OpenID nytesong said...

Oh, can't wait to see how Jasper looks with it!

June 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

You and Jasper are going to look great in this! I have a picture in my head already of him doing that smart trot of his.

June 29, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger jim said...

needs to be kept out of the weather when not in use-amish keep theirs in barns or equipt sheds- wood deteriates auickly when left in the elements- great find though- not many of those still around.

June 29, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
OpenID ruralaspirations said...

That's fabulous, Jenna! Can't wait to see when it's all fixed up. It will be a labour of love for you, I know.

And as for winter, well heck why not hook up a snow plow to your pony? ;-P

Congrats, girl!!

June 30, 2011 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

That's pretty cool Jenna! When the rest of us are all out of oil, you'll still be able to get to work or the store.

I sure hope you can find a little sleigh for him. I just feel it in my bones- you would probably like 'mushing' being behind Jasper even better!

June 30, 2011 at 2:07 AM  
Blogger CJ said...

Does the wagon have the builder's name on the wagon? My great-grandfathers all had a brass shield with his name on it.

June 30, 2011 at 12:04 PM  

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