Photos of a replica that I built of a 1958 French Farmall Super Cub Vineyard Tractor. In 1958 the employees in the Farmall tractor works in St Danizer France took 64 of their Farmall Super Cubs into their machine shop and made at least 30 modifications to these tractors, including the steering systems, front end, rear end, foot pedal system and the brackets to mount the fenders, seat, and foot rest plate. This resulted in lowering the tractor to the height of a LoBoy and 34” wide maximum. The purpose was to develop a tractor narrow enough to go between the rows of their vineyards. The experimental vineyards did well in testing except for one problem. Because of it’s narrow width it was “top heavy” and would tip over on slopes and rough terrain, and was never put into production.
It is always a favorite at shows and in parades and is often called ”the baby tractor” as most very young children are drawn to it. I built it literally from a pile-of-parts and have “reverse-engineered” what was done to construct it.
Everyone who has driven the “little tractor” says the same thing, “I was scared to drive it at first, but once I started it was so much fun that I did not want to get off.” Many of the new replacement parts came from Steiner and I wanted to show you what it looked like.
Johnnie Watts Jr of Livingston, Louisiana
Below is a recipe by my mother Mrs. Johnnie (Ida) Watts Sr (deceased) of Livingston, Louisiana
Blueberry Ice Box Pie
(2) 6 oz Graham Cracker Crusts
(1) Quart Whole Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
(1) 14 oz Can Condensed Milk
⅓ Cup (up to 3 ½ oz) Lemon Juice
(1) 12oz Tub Whipped Topping
- Wash and drain blueberries
- Remove and wash lids from crusts.
- Add condensed milk and lemon juice to mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Add whipped topping and mix thoroughly.
- Add blueberries and “fold-in” / stir-in with table spoon. DO NOT USE MIXER! Fruit should remain solid.
- Divide evenly between 2 crusts, cover, and refrigerate up to 2 hours. Enjoy!
Caution! Each pie contains 7 oz of condensed milk and 6 oz of whipped topping. 🙂
P.S. Any solid fruit can be substituted for the blueberries.
Recipe makes 2 pies in 20 minutes for a minimum of $13 for ingredients.