Our old John Deere R had been needing some attention, so the mechanic of the family did some work on it and then got it out to take a spin or two. He ended up bringing his brother’s John Deere D over from the farm and consequently tried starting it up. It sprang to life with a bang and we were in business! Two pop-pops to exercise. I like watching the old tractors and enjoyed sitting on the porch taking in the view. Plus, it was hot in the sun. Like 9o some degrees hot.
The tractors are fun to play with, but wow! What a hot and dusty job it was running those tractors in the field. We always say that we certainly don’t know what work is compared to people in the past! They were excited because they were upgrading from a team of horses.
You just do what you do with what you have. When I married my young farmer, we cut wheat with a John Deere 95 combine. No air conditioner. No big header. But it did have a water cooler on top!! We were young and that was life and our machinery and it really didn’t matter. Nevertheless, we wouldn’t necessarily choose to go back. Ah memories!
Seventeen years of memories~
What’s a unique memory to your story that you love?