This is my Farmall M-D. It is the diesel version of the M. My great grandpa used to farm down in Minburn, Iowa with this tractor. It has over 9000 hours put on it and is in clean shape.
When he died it sat around the main farm for a while before coming up here to Southern Minnesota. Grandpa used to take me for rides all the time on this tractor. Once I was old enough to drive it, he would say go pull it out of the shed. Let’s go for a ride.
My grandma said to me one day, “what should we do about that tractor sitting out in the shed?” I said, “I don’t know”. “Well I think it should be yours.” The M-D is my baby. I always think that my great-grandpa would love to see me driving the tractor that he had. I take great care of it and always will. I am proud to say that it is mine now and hopefully great-grandpa is watching from heaven. Love you and miss you.
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa.
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