Living on a farm, tractors are usually connected to work, but this past weekend our boys had a little fun with their antique tractor!
Jonathan and Nathaniel entered their 1955 Ford 960, which they restored themselves to pretty pristine condition (if I do say so myself), in an Antique Tractor Pull at our town’s annual summer Corn & Potato Festival.
Jon was successful pulling more than 5,000 lbs. in the first round, pulling wheelies all the way. (Note to guys: aren’t “wheelie bars” in order for next time?)
In checking out the other antique tractors there, I noticed they had all kinds of contraptions. There were old Olivers, Farm-alls, and of course, John Deeres. Ours was the only Ford there.
The guys were checking out their competition . . .
It was a beautiful, sunny, summer day. There are always interesting sites at a fair that add to the festivities. Here’s a take-off on your typical John Deere logo, which drew a bit of attention. (Actually, this “T” might be “R” rated!)
There were a few women drivers in the crowd, too, which was great to see!
Some of the “extras” on the tractors, like banners and paint jobs, were quite spectatular. . .
I know my guys are scheming for the next round of Tractor Pulls, figuring how they can make their antique a little more high-tech! It was so much fun to watch, remembering my boys on their pedal toy tractors as kids, now all grown up, but always kids at heart!
CONGRATS ON A GREAT JOB, JON!