Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our Dear John Deere 

Rick has been very busy these past few weeks. Our special John Deere "vintage" tractor blew a gasket several months ago. He had some help with the major work. But then he took the opportunity to replace some parts and spray a little paint. He took the top off the tractor where he could pull it in his shop, and then the work began. When the 100+ degree days hit, he cranked up his window A/C unit out there and kept right on working.  He even replaced the old torn seat with a cute new yellow one! He's not through with it, but it was rather exciting to see it out running again!

His shop.....


Working....


The first trial run....


He's not really a cowboy but he sure needed that hat. It was 100 on his trial run day and for someone who sees the dermatologist twice a year for major stuff, a cowboy hat and tennis shoes work just fine.

"Ahh,paint it green boy
In John Deere Green!"

18 comments:

  1. Love it...Love watching the hubby work...

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  2. He needs some long sleeves too!!

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  3. Thanks for your encouragement and prayers,
    andrea

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  4. What a sweet looking tractor. That heat must be so hard to work in.

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  5. Looks like a farmer from way back. Don't know what it is about guys and their tractors!

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  6. Hi there, Love the tractor and I know several men and boys in our family who would love it too. We are having nice hot weather here as well-probably hard on those out in the fields but I love it-it was so long in getting here.
    Have a blessed day.
    Noreen

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  7. I like that you documented his redo.
    He looks at home in the seat of his John Deere.

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  8. I love his shop!! Our JD needs some TLC too... looks like yours is up and running strong again. The hat was a nice touch :) -Tammy

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  9. Looks like a cowboy to me, but what do I know?

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  10. Nothin' runs like a Deere. ;) We grew up with JD, too.

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  11. I can't imagine working in that heat! Lots of sunscreen.

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  12. 100 degrees...wow. We have barely been hitting 70 around here lately.

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  13. How fun! Your husband looks right at home on the tractor. When my daughter Megan was little she was given a toy John Deere tractor for her birthday by her uncle who was a farmer. I thought it was the sweetest gift because he picked it out for her! :) We still have it packed away somewhere. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  14. What a great tractor and a great "man cave"!! My hubby would love one like that! I love vintage farm tools...including tractors!! My hubby used to sell tractors! Seems like soo long ago!

    Have a great day! Hope all is well, sweetie!
    HUGS,
    Becky

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  15. I'm going to have to show my husband this post-he'd love it. That is a beautiful tractor!

    Great blog! :)

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