Friday, May 16, 2014
Saying Goodbye To John Deere
As I said here before John gave his old John Deere tractor to his kids. It was getting run down and been sitting for several years. It was time for it to be rejuvenated and put to good use. They have already started on it. John farmed peanuts for years with it along with several other tractors and equipment but this was the only one he kept to plant hay grazer and we used it when we trapped wild hogs. If it was wet we drove it to the back forty to pick up the hogs to take them to sell. It was fun to ride on the big fender (doesn't take much to entertain me) and watch for snakes or what ever pops up when plowing. Now you might ask does she know how to drive that big thing? The answer is no, not really. I did drive it one time when he was plowing with John sitting next to me. When I got to the end of the row a look of shock crossed my face as we neared the fence. I realized I didn't know how to turn that big thing and go the other way. We switched places and John turned it just in time. Anyway every good thing comes to an end so we stopped to visit John Deere and took pictures before his kids took him away. He is gone already and they have taken him to a tractor place to get him back in shape.