John Deere Easter Baskets

Midwest Machinery has everything you need to create the perfect Easter baskets!

Easter is just a few days away! It just so happens Easter is late this year which means a lot of you are in the field or prepping equipment to get in the field. Which means you might be a little short on time but don’t let that stop you from creating an awesome Easter basket for your little ones!

Midwest Machinery has all the supplies you need!
  • Start with one of our cute T-shirts
  • Add a pair of kids work gloves
  • Stick in one of our 1/64th scale tractor sets
  • Put it in the back of a dump truck and you’ll be set to go

I put together the dump truck basket to the right in just a few minutes- it’s easy. Stop into your local Midwest Machinery to see their selection of kids clothing and toys! We are even open Saturday for the last minute Easter bunnies!

Have a Safe and Happy Easter!!

 

 

 

Breakfast on the Farm 2016

Kids Ob courseIt’s summer time and that means there are ‘Breakfast on the Farm’ events happening all around the state.

What to Expect

There are many fun activities to do at your local Breakfast on the Farm. Some of them include wagon rides, a petting zoo, face painting, and a coloring contest for the kids! There are also farm tours, machinery exhibits and educational booths at most events. Come hungry and grab a bite to eat on the farm. There is something for everyone to enjoy, young or old. Please remember at most farms parking on site in not provided, so be sure to check the link at the bottom of the page for parking info.

Here are a few that are coming up this week.

Friday June 24thHorse Drawn Wagon

  • Wabasha County Night on the Farm 4-8:30pm at the Jary and Celene Holst Farm near Kellogg

Saturday June 25th

  • Olmsted County Breakfast on the Farm 6:30-11:30am at the Keith and Kristine Knutson Dairy Farm near Pine IslandKids Photo Op
  • Fillmore County Breakfast on the Farm 5:30-8:30pm at Duschee Hills Dairy near Lanesboro
  • Steele County Breakfast on the Farm 8am-Noon at Rysavy Dairy Farm near Owatonna
  • Todd County Breakfast on the Farm 10am-2pm at the Dale Katterhagen Farm near Browerville

Sunday June 26th

  • Beltrami County Breakfast on the Farm 8:30-Noon at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds

Lawnmower Train RideClick here to see a complete list and get more information provided by the Minnesota Farm Bureau. 

Breakfast on the Farm is a great educational tool for all ages. What better way to inform people and have fun at the same time!

 

 

 

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Create a John Deere Halloween Display!

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Halloween is once again upon us and I know lots of people who like to decorate for it. If you’re one of those people, why not combine your love of John Deere with your love of Halloween by creating a John Deere Halloween Display.

I wanted to show off my spooky spirit at work for Halloween so I made a display around our gumball pedal tractor. Here are some tips for making your own John Deere themed Halloween display.

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1.) Pick out the main feature. What do you want as your focal point? I used a John Deere pedal tractor but you could use anything. Maybe you have a John Deere wagon or wheelbarrow you want to stack pumpkins in or a large pumpkin with the John Deere logo carved into it set on top of a straw bale.

2.) Scare Crow. I’m sure you can locate a worn out John Deere shirt along with an old pair of jeans to make your scare crow. Find some straw or even bubble wrap to stuff your scare crow. Find a head and top him off with a John Deere hat and you are set to go.

3.) Corn Stalks. Place a bundle of corn stalks tied together with some twine off to one side of your display to add some balance.

4.) Pumpkins & Gourdes.  Add pumpkins and gourdes. Nothing says Halloween like some fall produce. Don’t forget to use your pumpkins you did the etching on earlier this year. Click here for instructions. 

Etched pumpkins5.) Make it spooky! BOO!! I added some green spider webs and some plastic spiders. I also decided to make a milk jug skeleton. Click here for instructions by ThePartyAnimal Blog. It was surprisingly easy to create.

If you decide you need some John Deere props find everything you need at WeGotGreen.com!

Click to purchase Pedal Tractors!

Click to purchase Pedal Tractors!

Click to purchase Wheelbarrow!

Click to purchase Wheelbarrow!

green wagon

Click to purchase Wagons!

 

 

Midwest Machinery

Midwest Machinery