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Springtime at the Redrum Ranch | by Ken Hendricks and Larry Patchett
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Springtime at the Redrum Ranch

Four generations of the King family worked the Redrum Ranch. At the turn of the 20th Century, ranch foreman Rex Nicholson married the King’s daughter Christine. It was their grandchildren who decided city life was what they wanted. Finally, the family sold the place to Duke Monroe but not before they hauled away the Farmall tractor Rex restored and the old Ford he had used to romance Miss Christine.

 

The landscape was covered in snow only yesterday but that is what Spring looks like in the High Plains. It drives some folks batty. Twenty degrees and eight inches of snow on Saturday. Sixty degrees and sunny the next. Who knows? Tomorrow may drop a bomb cyclone on the Front Range, bringing city life and rural life to a standstill.

 

Long-timers love this about our Spring Weather. Every Spring, kids from Texas or California who have been whining about the cold and snow since November, get the shock of their lives. Just when they think Winter is done………. BAM! Snowstorm! This can go on until early May, tee hee hee.

 

For generations, the best defense the people of Colorado have had against being swarmed by young people from across the land, is our whacky spring weather.

 

This is a forced perspective photograph of 1/16 scale model vehicles and 1/24 scale model structures against a real background.

 

 

The McCormick Deering Farmall tractor is from the Precision Classics series by Ertl.

 

 

The International Harvester KB-5 is also by Ertl.

 

The 1903 Ford Model A Tonneau is by Franklin Mint.

 

The Aeromotor windmill was made by Big Country Farm Toys.

 

The barn and silo were scratch built by Unknown.

 

Our livestock was made by Schleich.

 

Behind-the-scenes photos that used this same set-up can be seen here:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/one24thscale/46644983825/in/datepos...

 

And here:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/one24thscale/46690998285/in/datepos...

 

 

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Taken on March 31, 2019