This is a fat, cast-iron steering wheel from the International Harvester "Farmall" line of tractors and dates from 1925 or '26 as you can tell from the casting number 1526-D and all the small casting holes around the periphery.
You may yet find a scythe - or even just the blade - embedded in a tree limb someplace. My grandfather said his scythe was the only tool he owned (having four sons) that he could always be sure of finding just where he left it. Some older man may well have hung one in a tree, walked away, and not been able to go back...
Oh Wow this is so wonderful and absolutely fits into my category of Nature vs Man and this time Nature Wins by adopting Where there is a will there is a way. Though one might argue it is not will that made the tree grow up through but yet bent and twists through it still survives
Aye I think so as well!! In a way it is both a said statement of the loss of family farms to industrial ones and the young to cities. Yet also a lovely uhmm almost kinda spiritual connection of the earth. And hehe it's just purty too
Ahh I am a fall child from New England but That still is further south than you so I can see why the coming of winter which is colder and darker could be depressing. For me it has always been a relief to the hot summers with it's brilliant colors cooler temperatures. Celebrating my birth didn't hurt either lol