Farmall 140: Still Going Strong at 59

Currently set up with a 5 row custom Buddingh weeder and rear end sweeps, this International Harvester Farmall has high clearance for cultivation and works on both five- row and three-row bed crops. Though almost 60 years old, it runs very well. This is an offset tractor, meaning the mechanics are set to the side of the tractor enabling the operator to see the crop being worked on below.

IH 140 tractorModel 140
Brand International Harvester Farmall
Engine  2.0L 4-cylinder
Fuel gasoline
Year 1958-73
HP 21 PTO, 17 drawbar
Special tools Belly and rear cultivators

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Watch: This Is The Sound of Grass-Fed Cattle

We couldn’t help sharing this short home video by Meg Athearn on our Instagram account, where we post new photos daily and videos whenever we can.

Welcoming Pain d’Avignon Breads to Morning Glory Farm


Bread lovers, we have terrific news: The Morning Glory farmstand is now proudly carrying baguettes, bagels, hot dog buns and other baked goods from the family-owned Pain d’Avignon bakery of Hyannis on Cape Cod. IMG_8477

Delivered fresh weekly, these high-quality breads join the regular offerings from our farm bakery, where Korilee Connelly and her bakers continue to turn out the loaves, scones, pies and other treats our customers crave. 

Easy Recipe: Farm Herb Vinaigrette

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This simple dressing celebrates the herb garden. It keeps up to three weeks when sealed and stored under refrigeration. The recipe makes one pint.herb garden

1/8 cup coarsely chopped sage (about half a bunch from our farmstand)
1/8 cup English thyme (about half a bunch from our farmstand)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley (about 1/4 bunch from our farmstand)
1/4 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 cup white vinegar or raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. smooth Dijon mustard
1 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

In a blender or food processor, combine herbs, lemon zest, salt, pepper, vinegar and Dijon mustard.
Pulse to shred the herbs.
Scrape down the sides of the container and add the olive oil.
Blend until completely combined.

From our cookbook Morning Glory’s Farm Food: Stories from the Fields, Recipes from the Kitchen.

Uncle Leonard’s Farmall

Leonard Athearn aboard his International Harvester on the West Tisbury farm, where Simon and his family  now live and still use this tractor.

Jim’s uncle Leonard Athearn (1918-2005) bought this International Harvester Farmall model A in 1946, not long after he returned to the Vineyard from serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Here he is harvesting hay with it on the family farm in West Tisbury.

Leonard Athearn and the International Harvester he bought in 1946. It's still used for haymaking today.

It was the main tractor on Leonard’s farm for nearly 60 years and continues to do utility work on the same property in West Tisbury, where Simon and his family now live and tend a flock of sheep, a herd of cattle, seven acres of hay and two acres of row crops.

The Farmall has a pneumatic loader that harnesses the tractor’s own exhaust gases to lift the loader. Currently removed, the loader was used as a hay fork for feeding cows and has done a lot of hay work. It has a nice old metal-wheeled John Deere ride-on top and a rider depth controlled one-row cultivator.

Leonard Athearn aboard his International Harvester on the West Tisbury farm, where Simon and his family now live and still use this tractor.

Model A
Brand International Harvester
Engine1.9L 4-cylinder
Fuel gasoline
Year 1946
HP 16 PTO, 13 Drawbar 

Watch: Planting Potatoes with the Lockwood Planter

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Composting Rules Update

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Our compost heap is open daily from dawn to dusk and is monitored by security cameras. Here are the rules:

Allowable Materials:


Grass clippings

Hay: Cut and remove bale strings


Weeds and plant residue

Hedge prunings: Less than ¼” Diameter only

Sawdust and shavings

Special Materials Also Allowed:

Woodchips: Put in woodchip pile

Sod: Put in topsoil pile

Topsoil: Put in topsoil pile

Sand: Put aside for road use


BRUSH: No woody material larger than ¼” diameter. Partially rotten sticks raked up with leaves OK up to ¾” diameter.

Metal, soda cans


Broken rake handles

Bricks, blocks, rocks

Please dump as close to the pile as possible. Don’t spread out your loads. Thank you.

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Head Baker Korilee is Back!

Korilee Connelly puts fresh pies out for sale at the Morning Glory farmstand.

We’re very happy to welcome Korilee Connelly back to the farm for her third season as head of the bakery.

Korilee is the mad genius who mixes Morning Glory Farm produce and regional cheeses into delectable scones, with a different new combination every day she bakes.


Everybody must get sconed.

Her most recent inspirations have included a scone with MGF kale, MGF bacon, MGF amaranth microgreens and Middlebury Blue cheese from Blue Ledge Farm, and one using MGF collards and scallions with washed-rind Dorset cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm. Come in and try one of her creations.

Korilee also supervises the bakery staff turning out the pies, breads and sweet treats our customers love. She always has a smile and her laugh is infectious. We’re thrilled to have her back for 2017!

Watch: Corn Picker at Work

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Tractor Tuesday: Ford 5610 Has Seen Some Changes

Ford 5610 tractor

This is the tractor that switched wheels with the Ford 4600 in 2004. We bought it as a loader with a bucket for $10,000 from John Olsen of Huseby Mountain Farm in West Tisbury. 

Ford 5610 tractor in snow with geese

Photo by Alison Shaw

Model 5610
Brand Ford
Engine 4.2L 4-cylinder
Fuel diesel
Year 1984
HP62 PTO, 53 Drawbar

The loader is a bit clunky, so we removed it in 2015. To make up for the loss of that front-end weight, Dan attached a very heavy old well pump to the front that keeps the front wheels on the ground when the tractor is lifting heavy equipment. 

Our preferred fertilizer spreading tractor, the 5610 is very similar to the 5600 in how we use it. But it’s never steered as well and has a noticeable whine running on full. We converted the original underslung exhaust to a hood exhaust, so people riding the transplanter behind wouldn’t choke on the fumes all day.

Ford 5610 tractor

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