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Project by grace123 posted 437 days ago 638 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I live on a 300 acre farm. We produce alfalfa and beef cattle. A year and a half ago, my brother, who operates the farm, was tragically injured with a broken neck and subsequent paralysis. My brother tutored me from his wheelchair, and managed to operate a John Deere 2510 tractor. As far as tractors go, it is a smallish tractor. My 3-year-old grandson is a total tractor boy. He cheered me on as I learned to operate a tractor and work in the fields. My brother shifted from the actual farm worker to the farm manager. A year later I am no longer needed on a tractor; we have my nephew who admirably fills that role. My grandson loves to watch the farm work as it progresses and loves to play with toy tractors. Earlier I made the tractor using plans created by LJ Kurtis Foote. The disc attachment is also from the plan by Kurtis Foote. The tractor has been a big success, but now my grandson needs additional equipment. So I made the planter. I did not have any plans for the planter, but I “eye balled” the tractor amd went from there. My grandson has had quite a lot of fun with it. The pieces were made entirely of odds and ends in the shop. Life is good.





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Skiedra

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#1 posted 437 days ago

A fine toy indeed!

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 437 days ago

Great Toys…I’m sure your Grandson is really happy with them

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 437 days ago

Great work. You obviously have a quality family.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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ldl

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#4 posted 437 days ago

That’s what families do help each other. I commend you for the assistance you gave your brother. Good werk on the tractor and equipment.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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SPalm

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#5 posted 437 days ago

What fun toys, and what a heart warming story.

These bring back fond memories of working on a farm. Nice.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 437 days ago

These are really cute and the kids will love them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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hunter71

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#7 posted 436 days ago

A trophy tractor for sure.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 434 days ago

Wonderful toy tractors! Such an inspiring family story and makes me want to live in a farm.

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crowie

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#9 posted 427 days ago

You have certain made one very neat tractor and implements for the grandson to play with…..
Boys got to love them, machinery, trucks & cars are always a big hit.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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