Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Boys' Toys.

Today the farmer got what is for him the ultimate in boys' toys - he changed his 'best' tractor for a more powerful model, which now stands proudly in the shed.   He has driven it up and down the yard a couple of times - that's all.   But he is rather pleased with it.

By the time it was all sorted out the light had gone, so a photograph will have to wait until tomorrow.   The increased power will mean that he can pulled heavier weights up hills (e.g. a full slurry tanker up a hilly field).

As far as I am concerned a tractor is a tractor is a tractor - but then I have never driven one.   The farmer did once try to give me a lesson and let me drive across the field, but when we approached a bridge across the beck I just put my hands over my eyes (I dare not cross the narrow bridge) - so that was that - I never tried again.

My post is short today as I am waiting for a phone call.   My daughter in law was taken into hospital last night for tests and my son is with her and will ring when there is any news.   So these are quite worrying times.   I just hope that everything will be well for her.


Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed for a good outcome.

angryparsnip said...

I hope all will be well for her.

cheers, parsnip

MorningAJ said...

Hope all's well when you get your call.

I have to ask... what colour is the new tractor?

The Solitary Walker said...

Boys will be boys!

Hope Karen is ok, Pat. We are thinking of you and your family.

Heather said...

Do hope your son and daughter-in-law will get good news.
When my cousins and I had a new toy we always wanted to take it to bed - hope this is not the case with the farmer!

Cloudia said...

Wishing you (& family) well!

Aloha from Honolulu
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Hildred said...

I amnot going to tell Charles about the Farmer's new toy - he would just turn green with envy!

I do hope all is well with your daughter-in-law, Pat, and that you hear soon.

Gerry Snape said...

hope everything is alright Pat...happy for the farmer!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for your concern good wishes. I am happy to report that all the test proved negative and my daughter in law is back home tonight.
Nothing is as important as health is it?