Yesterday my village held its annual 'Countryside Day', where all things bucolic were treated regally.
Uppermost in most farmers minds are their tractors, and there was plenty of nostalgia for all.
The air was thick with diesel fumes, as they revved them up to the delight of those who'd once owned similar machines.
Some had been lovingly pampered; others not. Bok anointed their wheels, regardless.
There were lots of other 'attractions', but I thought the tractors were the most interesting.
It's a man thing.ReplyDelete
And a jolly time was had by all. I will show P tonight. He will love them, little tractors just like his. The big boys round here have tractors the size of houses.ReplyDelete
Cro, I used the same 1962 Ford 2000 tractor for over 30 years of gardening public places. It was a most reliable and forgiving machine and, more than that, it was a work partner. Before retiring, I cleaned its carburetor, adjusted its timing, checked its hydraulics and, so far as I know, it is still in use. Tractors are very special and if human beings aspire to become immortal, we must endeavor to be more like them.ReplyDelete
What dear little tractors, almost like something from a child's picture book. Over here farmers love their huge John Deere machines.ReplyDelete
I'll have to show these to Pirate!!ReplyDelete
Looks like you had a lovely day for the journee
I'm sorry Cro ……. I just can't get excited over a tractor but each to their own !!!! I'm sure that there would have been other things to interest me though …… was there food and wine ?!!!! XXXXReplyDelete
No food. It was mostly animals, a few plants, horse tack, and some caged birds. The Tractors were definitely the most interesting... I don't get very excited by them either!Delete
The love between a man and his tractor has no bounds. We no longer have need for ours but my husband will not part with it.ReplyDelete
Definitely a man thing. Cycled through Le G this morning en route to Sauveterre and spotted your barn. What a fabulous location. And a magnificent ride across to the Chateau - the views were fantastic.ReplyDelete
You should have popped in; I'd have given you a guided tour!Delete
Rather sweet, these Man Toy Thingies...ReplyDelete
My husband's tractors look like they were pulled from the bottom of a lake. We can not afford a new one. My in-laws grow wheat and their large tractors have air conditioning and cost up to $200,000. That, and after the several year drought in their part of OK, they have had to write off their crops through crop insurance.ReplyDelete
If they ain't broke, don't replace them.Delete
I always dream of having a tractor, but then I only have a push mower. I'm feeling a bit inadequate at the moment.ReplyDelete
I like to look at the tractors at country shows. We have a 1958 Fordson Major which is probably a bit over the top for a couple of acres, but it was a gift as wreck which David renovated.ReplyDelete
I've always dreamed of having a Grey Fergie, but I'm not really sure what I'd do with it.Delete