Thursday, March 10, 2011

On Tractors and Taking Leaps of Faith


The tractors on our farm are older. The newest one was manufactured in 1981. The oldest one dates from the early 1960s.

They break. We fix them. They break again. We fix them again. Lather, rinse, repeat.

We have a saying: "Stuff only breaks when you need it." It's important to laugh about dire things, so that you don't cuss or cry. But when you've got just a few hours to get the hay finished and the tractor breaks, it's really no laughing matter.

So today, The Farmer found a deal on a tractor that he just couldn't pass up. I'll post actual photos when the adoption process is complete, but this will give you an idea...


In the meantime, as the bookkeeper for the farm, I see that this is a bit of a leap of faith. If you could spread the word about the Tractor Sale in our etsy shop, I'd be grateful. And if you've ever wanted to purchase something, but are the type to wait for sales, this is it. We don't really do the sale thing... until now.

Check out the shop announcement at the top of the shop page for details.

1 comment:

  1. I hear you about the equipment! Someone saw our new combine a couple years back, and I told them, "There goes my new house." The other person laughed, but then I told her I was serious! Non ag people have no clue what we farmers have invested in our job! After 18 years of teaching, these prices totally blow my mind!

    I'm a new follower :-)

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