It’s a wonder the thing still rolls, but when we caught Lord on the phone earlier this summer, he’d recently towed it back from Florida, where he spends winters, loaded down with new finds for his museum. Old wagons, tractors, lanterns, arcane and rusty farm equipment — you name it, and Lord’s probably got a specimen or two in his crowded repository on the eastern end of the long, lonely stretch of Route 9 known as “The Airline” (he’s generally open weekends in the summer). We asked if he’d found any new tractor seats on his travels, and Lord declared he’d picked up three beauties.
“It’s what I was doing when you called,” he said. “Just about to start cleanin’ ’em.” 1260 Airline Rd., Alexander. 207-214-7811. lordsoldfarmmuseum.info — Brian Kevin
Photo by Jamie McCaffrey