Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New ...to us, anyway!

On Sunday, Barry's dad and Luanne came our way to deliver our new tractor. Well, it's new to us, anyway! It's a Massey 165, and Barry's Grandpa Wally bought it brand new in 1967. Barry's dad, Gary, has been restoring it basically from the ground up for us...he even painted it and put new decals on it. This is very exciting, because it has a hydraulic bucket, more horsepower, it's a diesel , and it has power steering....none of which our old Massey 50 has. Plus, it's just plain cool that Barry will be using the same tractor his grandpa bought for the farm in 1967...and now it will be part of our farm, thus part of our history here as well. I know this fact is very special to Barry. He's sentimental like that. :)

So, just for reference, here is our old Massey 50, soon to be sold!
*Handsome hubby not included!!*

And here are a few shots of our new Massey 165...didn't Gary do a great job?Noah thinks this tractor is his, by the way. Can't you tell? He spent a good hour out there checking it out and pretending to drive it before Barry finally came out and took him for a ride around the property.Boys and their tractors...sigh....

6 comments:

Wreggie said...

Looks fantastic and should last 100 more years.

terri said...

My boys, at 18 and 20, would still go nuts over that tractor!

jenelle said...

boys and their toys... sure that it will come in handy.

Mary Anne Gruen said...

It looks great! But the historical ties are the best part.

Teresa said...

That is so cool that it's been in your family like that and someday Barry will give it to Noah...but let's not think about THAT right now. :)

Miss Got Wings said...

how cool! It's a beauty (well, as beautiful as a tractor can be!). Now I've Kenny Chesney playing in my head . . . lol

 
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