Monthly Archives: December 2020

Merry Christmas Week! Tractors and Model A Fords – MDW354

1931 Model A Tudor Sedan in Black
I goofed, this is MDW 354

Had some tractor stuff I did today.  Got the lights on it and promptly broke a tie rod.  Lucky I have the spare tractors to take parts off.  All is back working as it should.


I talk about wanting to get a Model A maybe as a driver car.  OR  a “zipcode” car.


Our Governer has extended the restaruant shutdown in Michign 🙁 Boo!

Everyone have a Merry Christmas!

John Deere 112 with Snowblower, new headlights and the left wheel off

Headlights and Taking Podcasting More Seriously – MDW353

I talk about trying to find headlights for my old tractor and how it’s impossible to find them locally (at the right price or size).

The ham radio stuff I talked about was the SMASH (Sunday Morning Amateur Social Hour) on 3935khz every Sunday at 9am.  (Local to Michigan / Ontario area)
and the IOOK (International Order of Krazies) net on 7185khz at 10:30am (eastern).

I also talk about Podcast Help Desk going 2 times a week (Wednesday and Saturday) and is now a companion show to Podcast Insider. (by Blubrry). It’s my “Help Mike take podcasting more seriously improvement program”.

I’ve been podcasting nearly 16 years and never really took it past a hobby.

This show (although not “scheduled”) is going to be every Sunday if I can (and do have something to say that week).

Not sure what I’m going to do about the weather brief shows.   Something to ponder.


New Tractor (to me) and Control Freaks – MDW352

I got a new (to me) 49 year old tractor!

It’s a 1971 JD112 lawn TRACTOR (not a just a lawn mower). The pic is from the night I got it here. I’ve replaced the tires, put on Wheel weights and tire chains. Installed the snow blower attachment and got it all ready for winter.  I got all my winter stuff done because winter isn’t really here yet. It’s been a mild fall and it gave me time to really get things done outside.

I talk about the elite control freaks running our states and cities and play a clip from a “Funny” but not so funny video on YouTube.

It’s a little too real to be “funny” but maybe if we use funny in it’s other definition as “Strange” or “Weird”, maybe it’s “funny”.

Hope you and yours are doing fine.

Catch me next time…