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A lady! Driving a tractor!


And she probably has one of those fru-fru British accents and everything.

Ploughing match. We were told that’s her tractor and nobody else is allowed to touch it.

We managed one fete, one country fair and two parties this weekend, because our lives are just that exciting. You?


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 14, 2017, 9:08 pm

“We were told that’s her tractor and nobody else is allowed to touch it.”

There’s nothing better than a lady with a fru-fru accent who can do her own maintenance and upkeep. I’ve yet to find one but I have bad luck with the ladies, now that I am old and… old.

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: August 14, 2017, 10:53 pm

Surprised farmers are allowed to have tractors in Old Blighty. Figured they had to use parbuckles or farthingales or some other quaint pre-technological device.

At least tell me there’s some essentially English slang term for a tractor, like, oh heck, “Mrs. Tiddy Winkle’s Brisket.”

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 15, 2017, 12:12 am

But can she drive one of those giant combines? Do they even have them over there? The fields seem so much smaller than ours.

Today I learned on twitter that if you support Trump you are a nazi and its okay to threaten you. The internet is just nuts!

Comment from Bob
Time: August 15, 2017, 12:29 am

I must have missed it: whatever happened to your computer monitor?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 15, 2017, 12:55 am

No fetes, no fairs, no parties. It’s been awfully hot here. Temps into the 100s. Husband was outside before 7am Saturday, trimming the beards on our palm trees. Ask me how much he loves his sawzall—a LOT! It’s his idea of fun fun fun. But I just bought him a pressure washer for his birthday—so: more fun to come.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 15, 2017, 3:10 pm

Sounds like my kinda gal.

As for us – climbed Mt. Monadnock with son #3. I remember it being much easier 35 years ago. Then on the next day
went to a wedding for newphew #something_or_other in Ipswich. Which wich is in Essex county and not to be confused with the actual English town of Ipswich which is in Suffolk county (as well as being in England).

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: August 15, 2017, 3:29 pm

As Deborah HH put it, “awfully hot here.” I drove out on Saturday to a number of local coffee shops and posted a flyer for my writing critique group, which is down to 4 people from a high of about 10.

Otherwise, nothing. It’s just too draining and sticky-hot outdoors to do anything fun. A local car dealer has a vehicle, a turbocharged Buick Regal (Euro people know it as the Opel Insignia), that I’d love to test drive . . . but it means going there in the frying sunlight. I feel like a vampire — one exiled from Romania to sub-Saharan Africa, and the nights are very short. . . .

Comment from Armybrat
Time: August 15, 2017, 5:32 pm

I worked. Husband did not. Husband recently moved into a new job. Mon-Fri, day shift. For 37 years we have worked different shifts, had different days off, one of us working EVERY holiday. It’s very strange to have similar schedules! We’ve figured we’ll probably be getting divorced by the end of the year!

Comment from Niña
Time: August 15, 2017, 9:52 pm

Just looking towards Autumn, that’s all. I get tired of summer in the middle of June, or thereabouts!

Comment from Floyd
Time: August 15, 2017, 11:38 pm

Long time lurker (cause I really don’t have anything interesting to say) with a question.

Can anyone tell me the make/model of that tractor? I don’t recognize it but I’m not really familiar with English/European tractor brands. All the tractors that show up at the local antique tractor show every year are from the American side of the pond.


Comment from Timbo
Time: August 16, 2017, 1:21 pm

What! No rollover bar? The Elf’n’Safety people won’t like that.

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: August 17, 2017, 1:46 am

Mrs. Ermine is a hell of a tractor driver. JD 3020

Comment from Eric Smith
Time: August 17, 2017, 5:21 pm

Scary times in the US now. I’m seeing more and more Americans moving to Canada now. If Canada maybe for you check out my website: http://eric-smith.ca/

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 17, 2017, 8:00 pm

I don’t know, Floyd. If I’d known anyone was interested, I’d have paid closer attention. Let me check my photos to see if I can make out the badge…

No, I’ve got a clear picture of the front and the left side and there’s no sort of brand mark. It’s a later one, though – I’d say Seventies.

Lots of events we got o have tractor shows. There’s one that must have fifty, some very old. Fordson is a common brand here.

Eric Smith, honey, I think you’re lost.

Comment from Floyd
Time: August 17, 2017, 8:23 pm

Thanks for checking for me Ms Weasel. 🙂 I was just curious. I’m not, quite, as bad about farm tractors as your average trainspotter is about locomotive engines and certainly not as knowledgeable but I do appreciate them. I think it comes from living where I do as there is a large regional antique tractor show that happens every year about a mile from my house. It attracts ones attention.

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