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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.....


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!"


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

  2. He needs some long sleeves too!!

  3. Thanks for your encouragement and prayers,

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

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

    Great blog! :)