I have always liked tractors. When I was still very little, I would sit on all the tractors I could at the fair or a parade. Then, for my 13th birthday, we found a 1951 8N Ford not far from our house. After looking it over with my folks and Papa giving it the okay, I got it! The tractor didn’t need any major work done to it, just the cosmetic things. It was in its “work clothes” so Dad said I should get it cleaned up. I did and I have it “standing tall”. After clearing away grease, grime, oil, and dirt I gave it a good waxing.
“Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance”, Papa has reminded me of this countless times; good stewardship. Not long after getting the Ford, I was blessed with a Ford-Ferguson 2 bottom plow. I later used it to plow with our local tractor club (the Chariton River Valley Antique Power Association) for their annual plow day. In May 2022 we purchased a rear blade from a gentleman from our church! I have had the 8N at several tractor shows and am hoping to have it in a tractor ride soon!
This photo was taken when I came home from hauling our trash cans about 1/4 of a mile up the level B road we live on. It was muddy that day!
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