It has definitely been fun looking through stuff, and a little bit questionable when you look around at the poor condition of the barn otherwise. It's a shame so much of the stuff is beyond saving. Some stuff would be worth saving except we'd have to completely deconstruct the buildings to get it out. There's another hay baler in the barn, behind where the IH one that they used sat, that is sunken very far into the ground and has a wood pile on it, with the second floor of the barn resting on that. The baler itself may be beyond saving as a whole anyway, but under the wood pile is the Wisconsin V4 engine that I am hoping to pull from it and save. There is also like 6 or 7 push mowers in the other end of the barn, decks are all pretty bad but I may take them just to keep all the engines for parts and then scrap the decks. In the same area is an old wooden dresser, no good anymore but the drawers all seem to have stuff in them. A couple were open/came open but others are stuck. I want to pry them open just in case, I found a brand new set of 4 vintage Champion spark plugs in one drawer! I believe they are in one of the pictures I posted.
There's a whole other smaller barn in front of the big one, and a building next to it, they are pretty rough. That second barn has 2 hay wagons that I am unsure if we are going to be able to pull out. One of them might not be too bad to retrieve, the other may be holding up the second floor. The other building next to it is almost completely collapsed. When it gets warmer I'd like to try and better poke around those buildings and see if there's anything we missed.
Alongside everything else, in the one smaller mostly intact building off to the side is a big bin of old picture slides, the property owner seems to not want them. I plan to look through them and see if I can find any photos of the farm / property back when it was in operation. I think that would be pretty cool.
Oh, and there's all the equipment in the hedgerows. Want to try and remove / save the big panel off the combine with the "Massey Harris Clipper Combine" decal on it. Also wanted to try and take parts from the rusted up Wisconsin V4 on the baler in the weeds. Heads, manifolds, carburetor, magneto? (not sure if it's still there or not), starter, some of the tins from around the cylinders, etc. The big flywheel shroud is rusted right through at the bottom (they almost always are) and with the exhaust completely open I don't doubt that it's stuck, so I don't feel bad stealing parts and/or potentially breaking some bolts in the process.
I'm sure there's other things I want to save that I've forgotten. Hopefully we have enough time to get as much as we can, do have to keep in mind that they are trying to sell the property. Will keep this thread updated with pictures as we go, as well as updates on that Farmall M too.