|Project by grace123||posted 05-20-2013 04:58 AM||767 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
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.