Sunday, July 12, 2009

I always knew I was different....

So I'm driving into the city with my girls last week. It's haying season all over this area, and everywhere we went we saw tidy swathes of hay in broad fields, waiting to be baled.

I noticed a small tractor sitting alone in a pasture, much different than the massive tractors used by commercial farmers. In fact, it was similar to our own beloved 1949 Ford 8N tractor. But what caught my eye was the pretty little 8N-sized baler with a PTO attachment behind it.

"Look at that baler!" I exclaimed. "That's what we need!"

There was a brief but pointed silence from my 13-year-old daughter. "Mom," she said at least, "do you realize most women would be admiring a pretty dress or necklace, not a baler?"

Okay....she's right.

But it really was a sweet little baler. Just what we need.


  1. Is the photo of your 8N or the one with the baler?

  2. That's our 8N. It's my husband's pride and joy.

    - Patrice

  3. You and I are very much two peas in a pod! I had almost the same discussion with my 17 yr old son last week about a tractor ...I told him "Well son ,I am not most women incase you haven't noticed."

  4. This post cracked me up...I'm the only women who pulls up to the college where I work in a 4 door F250 4x4 because that's our family vehicle. I love your 8N. My dad has one that was my grandfathers. We have a Ford 801 Powermaster...not sure of the year. I just found your blog and am really enjoying it. Farm women are a different breed and I'm proud to trade in jewels and riches for the simple things of the farm. (even if it is only 7 acres)