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Gardening: tiller racing
« on: June 29, 2012, 05:37 AM NHFT »

You flinty New Engladahs probably can't grow Purplehull peas, and probably don't have a stretch of garden ground long and straight enough for a hundred yard dash behind an Open Modified roto-tiller.

This weekend in Emerson, Arkiesaw:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMICRlQGsGE
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Re: Gardening: tiller racing
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 05:53 AM NHFT »

http://purplehull.com/

http://purplehull.com/TillerGirls.htm
One of the many great things about the World Championship Rotary Tiller Race is the fact there's no admission charge.

Instead, we've come up with something considerably better.

 During the race, a team of Tiller Girls roams the crowd.  They're there for two reasons.  First, for visual stimulation.  Second, to take up donations.

 The Tiller Girl who collects the largest total amount of donations earns points toward winning the title of Tiller Goddess.

The Tiller Girls are also judged on their parade float in the Million Tiller Parade, and "Tiller Personality."

So while you're at the World Championship Rotary Tiller Race, vote for your favorite Tiller Girl by passing her a dollar ... or two ... or more.

And it's perfectly OK to vote for more than one girl.  We don't mind at all.  Vote for all four, if you like.

It all goes toward the festival's mission - to purchase property upon which to build a park in Emerson.




See? Private efforts towards a public park!

Just... well, don't bother clicking on the tiller girls photo albums. It's not at all like the FTL shrine of female listeners. At all. Matter of fact, it's a little too much like my dating years.
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Re: Gardening: tiller racing
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 06:06 AM NHFT »

 ;D

http://purplehull.com/parade/index.htm

The Million Tiller Parade


Some years ago, the PurpleHull Pea Festival Committee came up with an idea to make the festival a grand gathering for garden tillers of all makes, brands and horsepowers.

The idea was to have tillers from the far corners of the world come to Emerson for just one day and join tines with their earthy brothers and sisters in a wonderful ecumenical event.

We dreamed of aerial photos showing the streets of Emerson overflowing with throngs of tillers, their engines softly puffing in harmony, tilling ever so gently in unison, accompanied by their trusty human sidekicks.

We dreamed of a Million Tiller Parade.

However, as yet, success has been limited; the goal somewhat elusive.

In fact, during the 2000 Million Tiller Parade, we were exactly one million tillers shy.  Fortunately for us, our PurpleHull Pageant winners, motorcycle clubs, fire trucks, and other vehicles and entities took up the slack.

Nevertheless, we continue to strive.  We're happy to report we had a healthy number of tillers in the 2011 Million Tiller Parade.  But not a million.  Not yet.  But we're getting closer.

Got a tiller?  Got anything?  Feet?  That's all you need to be in the parade.  Just show up at the Emerson Fire Department (behind Dixie Mart) near the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 79 and Arkansas Hwy. 98, on Saturday, June 30, 2012.  The parade will begin forming at 12:30 p.m., and start at 1:00 p.m.

We want you and your tiller there.  No kidding.

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Re: Gardening: tiller racing
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 07:06 AM NHFT »

You flinty New Engladahs probably can't grow Purplehull peas, and probably don't have a stretch of garden ground long and straight enough for a hundred yard dash behind an Open Modified roto-tiller.

This weekend in Emerson, Arkiesaw:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMICRlQGsGE

 ;D ;D ;D

Damn, now that makes me proud to be an Amurican!
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Re: Gardening: tiller racing
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 08:05 AM NHFT »

And just for the record, *fooey* on blackeye peas. They turn to bitter mush. Purplehulls with a big slice of salt pork or fatback is what you want. Big spoon of chowchow relish on the side, too.

Damn, now I'm hungry!
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Re: Gardening: tiller racing
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 08:17 AM NHFT »

Hey, why is there no magnify on the Tiler Girls?
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Re: Gardening: tiller racing
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 09:37 AM NHFT »

Hey, why is there no magnify on the Tiler Girls?
Because you don't want to look that close.

Serious, it's not UFC ring girls. It's more like my high school yearbook. Fine on a tailgate with a 12-pack in front of a bonfire, but not bound for the pages of yer latest lads mag.
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