Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Old Fashioned Tractor Parade

One Saturday in September a few of us neighbors got together and said, "Let's all drive our old tractors to the cafe in a parade. So, we gathered at neighbors Gary and Trudy's home to warm up our old tractors and eat doughnuts. Trudy and her daughter Toby are not delighted at the rain, but not gonna let it stop 'em either Gary lives here and took most of these photos. He also arranged our little parade. This is the 2nd or third one we have done. He has also arranged parades at the Mennonite Home for the elderly folks who used to drive or own these types of tractors. My friend Debbie is standing next to Gary.Lisa's mother, although in her late 60's is raring to go. I'm standing here instructing my son Garrett not to stand while the trailor moves. My son is Garrett in the center. My friend Lisa's children are on either side of him. I thought it was cute that Lisa's husband Dave belted these small tractors to the trailor for the children. Mason and his aunt are ready to go. The parade is on the move down the half mile gravel drive-way.
Morgan sporting his restored tractor. Down the road they go... My son Harrison drives one of Dad's restored John Deer's. Our family friend Logan drives another soon to be restored John Deere 'B's My husband Stacey, driving his restored John Deere 'H'
The children and us ladies in the rear lead the pack.
Lisa, Toby, Trudy, Teresa, me, Kathi, and my friend Debbie don't let the rain stop us.
Notice the flip flops. It was actually warm, about 65 degrees, and just a sprinkle of rain.

My husband Stacey, again.
My son Harrison Driving down the road on a quiet Saturday morning, in our little parade toward the little town cafe. Here we come...
Ahh, we have arrived for breakfast and hot chocolate.
Lisa and Dave enjoying their breakfast.Neighbor Micah thinking about going in for some grub.
Our friends Bart and Debbie hamming it up with our son Garrett.
Thanks for coming along with us on our fun Saturday tractor parade. "Love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31


Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi kathi,
This looks like so much fun, and the smiles shone through the rain. thank you for sharing.
Enjoy your week-end

Brittany said...

How neat, Kathi! It looks like you all had so much fun!

By the way, would you be able to email me the pictures you took from our concert in August? :)

Love you!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

How fun is that Kathi!!!! I long to live in the country like that.

Sharon said...

What a fun thing!!! I love it! It is so small town. The tractors are so amazing! You are so blessed to have such wonderful neighbors and have such an enriched country life!!!

I love you sister!

:0) Sharon

Kathi said...

It's funny, after posting the pictures I looked at the long line of tractors and noticed we had no audience. It's so cute in a way we did the parade for ourselves and enjoyed every minute. : ) We enjoy being neighbors.

Lady Farmer said...

Now that's what I call 'country fun!' What fun for all you folks and for everyone to see ~ and how nice to do that for the Mennonite Home.
I will have to have Gentleman Farmer come and see this post when he gets home from work! He will love it. He fully restored and old Ford 8N tractor from just a pile of junk (in my opinion) and painted every nut and bolt ~ all in the original colors. Looks just like Mason's tractor in the pics.
I especially love the pics of the kids on their 'tractors'! (I would love to have that little Ford for my granddaughters! They love grandpa's tractor!)
Thank you for sharing some country fun with us!

Elena said...

That is so cool! I loved all the pictures. It would of been a fun thing to see in person. Blessing to you today:) Elena

Heather said...

i love it! what a fun thing to do! cute pictures :)

Amy said...

Hi Kathi....loved this post. Just one more reason I'd love to live in the country.

I really enjoy your blog!


A Romantic Porch said...

Oh my word. I would have so totally loved doing that. and it is cute that you did the parade just for yourselves. My dad's tractor was like the red and white one right behind the many great memories of hard work...a rich life! Thanks for sharing. xo rachel

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

I just loved this. Oh my goodness, how I wish I lived with you, lol.


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