While in the military, I was stationed in Maryland for 9 years, We owned three acres of land near Waldorf. We raised 25 chickens and sold our eggs to our neighbors. One day our neighbor Drew came over and wanted to show me his 1948 Farmall Cub. He knew I liked tractors. He told me a story of how a doctor had purchased it many years ago and restored it and it sat in a barn until he purchased it a few years ago. I told him that I loved it and wanted to get one one day.
Not too long after that conversation he came back over again. He asked if I would be interested in owning it. He had too many hobbies and needed to make room. I said Drew, I like it but I don’t have that kind of money for it. He said, well that’s ok, then he asked if I had any eggs for sale. I said yeah I have two dozen left in the fridge. He said ok, well I will sell the tractor to you for two dozen eggs. I told him let’s make a deal. So he wrote up a bill of sale and I went over and drove the tractor back to my house.
I still own it. It’s stored in Alba Texas while I finish my Military career out in Las Vegas. Once we move back home to Texas when I retire, and get my forever house, I plan to restore it completely and use it to farm a 5 acre garden. It purrs like a kitten. I want to eventually get as many attachments as I can for it.
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