Our farm got its first tractor in 1947. As the farmer was only three at the time he obviously doesn't remember, but he does remember that horses were also used for long after that and I have a lovely photograph somewhere of him on their horse. I will look for it and post it if I find it.
I managed a rotten photograph this morning of him on the Fergie after it had gone past where I was standing (he is not keen on having his photograph taken and I don't like to invade his privacy) - so you can only see it in the distance, but this is the tractor which was bought in 1947 and has been going strong ever since. In fact we have two but at present the other one is not going (it seems to be either one or the other but never both. But as we have two other tractors - a Same and a Massey which is almost new, these little runabouts are only used for little jobs like feeding the sheep). He is very fond of his Fergies - and I think all Fergie owners feel the same.
Very dismal day here, grey, damp and rather warm but certainly there is no inspiration to do anything or go anywhere, so it looks as though it will be hunker down by the wood burner and read/crochet. The snooker final tonight - I am not really a fan, although the farmer is, but I must say that last night's semi-final between McGuire and O'Sullivan was fast-moving and good to watch.
More snowdrops coming into bud by the day. Fingers crossed for good weather.