Wednesday, July 16, 2008

He Thinks His Tractor's Sexy


I do too! We are very excited to have this. It is not your traditional "John Deere", it is called a Nortrac. Something we could afford, it came at a fraction of the cost of the big name tractors that we would have loved to purchase. For attachments we have a rototiller, a bush hog, and a box blade and it came with a bucket. We really found that it was impossible to maintain this land without it and we needed equipment a little hardier than the 4 wheelers to haul wood with since it is mostly all on the back forty.

Gardens are coming along as you can see on the side bar of my blog. So far I've been able to keep up and I have given some garden goods away. Yesterday I made several jars of refrigerator cukes but with zucchinis since my cukes have yet to sprout. A few jars of dill and a couple sweet and the last jar was my own concoction. The last jar will probably be the best and you know I'll never be able to recreate them. I also made pesto for a first with garlic and basil from the garden. John and I liked it but the kids were not impressed. I've used up all my herbs so last night I planted some more cilantro and dill along with more lettuce and lavender which I've never grown before. I'm hoping to open up my garden stand by the end of July when things are coming faster than I can preserve and the egg production is up. We are up to 10-12 eggs per day.

10 comments:

Nita said...

That tractor will save you guys tons of back breaking work - Congratulations!

Mandie said...

I love the tractor. I am SURE it will make things easier. The refrig. pickles sound good. I haven't done that with zucc. before. Hmmm, what a great idea.

PIE said...

Well, Henry would still call it a John Deere since he has been brain washed...(my in-laws used to own a dealership)

My husband is totally jealous! I think one of these days he will finally buy a farm just to have the tractor LOL

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Oh my hubby would be so jealous.

As the Garden Grows said...

My hubby would be very jealous too. I believe he actually salivated when his good friend brought over his new John Deere to help with breaking ground on some new garden space. Big boys do like their big toys :~)

coastrat said...

Neat tractor! The man who owns the property where my travel trailer is parked, has a tractor kind of like that one, only orange in color. He is using it to clean up the 2 1/2 acres of brush and downed trees that Hurricane Katrina left here.

goatgirl said...

We look at tractors a lot. So I too think it is sexy! It also means you are a REAL farmer now!

Don said...

That tractor is perfectly sexy! Now you are really going to get things done.

I wonder what? John needs to make a list.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow! Bring on the farm chores... you guys can handle anything with that beauty!

Country Girl said...

Thanks for all of your comments. We have no excuse to get our chores done now. John has done lots of bush hogging and he has done a little rote tilling...the garden keeps getting bigger and bigger. It has also helped for moving rocks around he has hauled some wood of the back forty with it.