We have been on the lookout for a suitable secondhand tractor for the block. Mum and Dad have been looking as well, as Dad knows what we need (more than we do!!). He finally found one in Perth of all places. A great old Massey 168. Perfect size and a little bit beaten up but in perfect working order, so it would suit us just fine.
The next issue was how to actually get it to Darracolle. Well eventually (after it had to go back to the shop for a quick clutch change ) it arrived on the back of a little truck. It was like Christmas, or something worthy of a ticker tape parade, when he finally rounded the corner and pulled into the drive. We were all very excited to see it.
I don’t know about you, but we are a family of doers, so the truck also carried some steel and bit and pieces. We had grand plans that weekend to clad the lean-to of the shed and build a yard for Nelson. The rain beat us unfortunately, but least we got all the bits and pieces down in one go for next time.
Farmer Garry needs lessons on how to drive the tractor. He will learn, and he will be great at it (I know). But to get the tractor of the back of the truck, well we all left that up to Dad. Skilled, and experience required there. He made it look easy.
Proud owners of our new little tractor. Boy what we can do with this now! Well a lot actually, we have been (or more correctly Farmer Garry has been using, I’m yet to be brave enough to have a lesson) using our little tractor most weekends. I’ll be blogging a lot about its adventures as you will see.
So, in typical Dad teaching. Five minutes of this is how you do it, now go practice! Off he went for a drive. Dad watching him though. Quote of the day from Dad “just get on there and drive it, you will soon learn how to drive it!”.
Very happy Farmer Garry. He has a new (well old but new to us) toy! He loves it.
Not to miss out, Mr Nelson needed to give it the once over to make sure it was alright to keep. Dachshund approved. It stayed.
Many more tractor adventures to follow.