Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Current Crush

The tractor, not the man silly.


  1. Perhaps I have missed this is a previous post? But, can you tell us about your "love affair" with tractors, how it began, when, etc.? You and the coach of the Utah Jazz, Jerry Sloan, would be famous friends- he often talks about his love for his John Deere tractor.

    Love and respect, always. slp

  2. It started with watching the vintage tractor pulls on TV, no wait I'm wrong.

    Strangely enough the first vehicle I ever drove was a John Deere. Then I had a tractor driving class in community college and a job where I graded a road a few times. Man, oops, Woman, when you get old you forget things. Years later I started watching the tractor pulls on TV, I like the vintage farmalls the best.

    Then, I started attending the local early iron festival with the fam. Next, I was sitting at a quasi-political dinner event and struck up a conversation with the man next to me who invited me to his college foundry's open house. Which led to meeting the local collector extraordinaire and getting the tour of an astounding private museum.

    I don't have a tractor, but I am determined to drive one at this year's fest and I hope to pour a reproduction part with a very cool rendition of St. George on the firebox door at this year's foundry open house. If I'm successful and can pour it properly, I'll paint it like the original and hang it on my office wall.

    I'm hooked.

  3. Sounds like you have a fun "love". And, good luck with your pouring- hope it turns out well!

    You have gotten me to thinking a little differently about tractors. To be truthful, I have never given them much thought. I have never realy been around them, so they escape my line of vision. I am glad you have an interest that you clearly love. :)