Twisted Iron Hunting - a family owned and operated business from Pendleton, South Carolina.
When we first bought our small farm, we discovered a 1942 McCormick Deering Combine and a McCormick Deering Sickle Mower covered in briars and grown into a tree back on the edge of a deep gulley near the creek.
We love things like this. They bring to mind a simpler time - a time when a man's work was his bond - a time when families worked together and played together. Where they sat down at the table and ate supper as a family.
As we cleared away the briars and vines, the story of these rusty metal machines spoke to us. These once were shiny, new implements that the proud owner brought home to his farm. He worked for decades to provide food and income for his family and many more. At the end of their usefulness, they earned a resting place out of sight on the back of the property. Robbed of some parts and left to eventually fall into that old gulley as time passed.
Instead, we cut the trees from the old sickle mower and transported her to a beautiful spot in our front yard. She sports a new McCormick red and yellow paint job. The combine was moved away from the edge. We cleaned her up and built a fire pit. She watches over our campsite now.
So, the name Twisted Iron came from some rusty, old farm equipment that we inherited with the property. Seems simple, but has a much deeper meaning to us.