Here's our shiny new John Deer 790 with the 50" tiller attachment.
My tractor and I, Part II
you look very "happy" on that tractor-the hat is the finishing touch! Very cute!
That's a beauty of a tractor. My poor ole gal is stuck in the barn - barn door is still drifted shut :-(. They say Spring is not far behind but we've got more snow coming today....
Yeah, I bought the hat for Trish for Christmas 2 years ago, but I am the one who ends up wearing it all the time. It looks kinda funny, and I enjoy the looks I get when I wear it out in public. ;-)
See, Dave- I TOLD you that you needed to name your tractor!
Regarding the hat- Dave's not supposed to be seen in public wearing in, but hey, it gets the job done keeping out the cold :)
I love the tractor ...now where is the heavy duty front end loader ??? A must for saving the old back :) Rock On !!
Dave, love it!! Counting down the hours 'till ours come in!!
Tomorrow you'll get it! Ya know, I wasn't really all that excited about the tractor until it actually was delivered and I realized the thing was real and I can get real actual work done with the beast.
Your excitement will increase at least 7-fold when you see your green tractor arrive in your driveway tomorrow! Make sure to let us know how you like it!
If you are going to ride a tractor in cold weather you need carhart clothing. It's standard equipment with tractors here in WV. And Dave, no one would make fun of you either.
thanks for the tip, mamakane. It was actually 50 degrees when this picture was taken, but it was so windy I had to protect my ears. :)
I'm not up on hats. Certainly an attention-getter. Does this particular type have a name? And yes, you've got to give your tractor a name! How old is it can I ask?
How about: The mean green plowing machine.
No idea what kind of hat this is....It reminds me of the toboggins that Canadians wear. (at least they wear them in movies).
Tractor is an infant of only a couple of weeks old. Our neighbor laughed at Dave because Dave's '99 Toyota pickup got booted from the carport since the tractor's arrival.
I think "Green Bean" is a GREAT name for a tractor!
LoL I love the hat, the tractor hey! green bean is what I was gonna say! and the landscape too. I'm a homebody and don't hardly ever leave NJ (and when we do it's only to PA lol) so I love seeing other places =o)
Oh Man!!!! Would I love to have one of those. What a beauty. You know machinery is always named after women.And just like women you have to talk nice to her.My husband has a hunting hat I got him that is equally obnoxious, and embarassing.He threatens to wear it to take my daughter to school if she isnt good.Not that you are obnoxious, just like you said ,it gets a reaction.
I think the hat belongs to Elmer Fudd. It keeps his ears warm too.
"Shhh! Be very, very quiet. I'm hunting wabbits!" :-)
When do you have time to use that beautiful new toy? In fact, are you a full-time farmer. How about posting a biography?
Men and their "TOYS"! I am just jealous. Just kidding around. Wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed all the backing and forthing about the Hat and the Tractor. You have a great web site here. When do you have time to do all this and plow too?
I do this fulltime, so I spend my time the best way I can. While the weather is cold I'm inside working on DG. When warm, I'm outside working on the farm.
Today it's nasty weather so I'm inside. :)
Dave - come on and tell the truth...you have a laptop on your tractor! LOL
If you've got the full moon that we've got you can probably work outside in the evening too. It's incredible. Isn't this the time when the werewolves come out? Ooooo scary!
Love the hat (smile) You do look happy and that is the first time I've seen a man smile while doing garden work, I ususally get a frown.
I'm still jealous, I want a John Deere.
How does it run now?
I don't know; I sold it in Kerrville a couple years ago and bought a Kubota, which runs great! :-)
Now I am really really jealous I have a shovel and a hoe.
No wheels just elbow powered.
How about the name "Sod Buster" for the J D, that name has been in lots of western movies. It's a great looking piece of equipment and some day i hope to have one.
I just want any one of the tractors I can get.LOL
Sod buster hum
Nice tractors, Dave! My DH loves his tractor, "Lydia", named after the wife of the first settler that broke ground here on our farm in 1763......Here's a photo of my DH and Lydia....
and by the way, Dave, you and your staff have done an amazing job with this website!! Class Act all the way!! Thank you!
Aw, I love Lydia! And the history behind the name, too.
My parents used to own a sod farm, and I used to help keep the sod mowed when I was a kid (started at about 12 or so). I had my own little gray Massey-Ferguson tractor and a set of gang mowers. My dad, for some reason, named my cute little tractor Motivator. :)
Now all I have is my little John Deere lawn tractor, which is old and abused. I call it J.D. Nobody else gets to use J.D. but me. lol
And I agree, Dave--this site and community are awesome!
Thank you, KaylyRed! I love your story about your JD.....how cool! Old and abused but greatly loved! LOL
so as a serious farmer, what kind of crops do you grow?