Tag: tractors

  • It’s done its job

    I had an irrational attachment to my lawn tractor, which was among few of my possessions that survived my divorce. As I prepare to move in with my new wife, whose house has a yard too small for a tractor, I recently sold it. And it didn’t hurt.

  • Oliver 70 Pentax ME, 50mm f/1.4 SMC Pentax-M Fujifilm Superia X-tra 800 2015

  • The ponder seat

    I was reminded of this story from five years ago as I have been driving my old lawn tractor around the yard, picking up the fallen leaves. The tractor looks a little more beat up now, and comically its hood hinges both broke and are being held in place by two Vise Grips, but it…

  • At the tractor pull

    Dawn and I drove to tiny Roann in northern Indiana to see its covered bridge and nearby historic grist mill, and found to our surprise that it was the weekend of the town’s annual Covered Bridge Festival. All of the trappings were present: carnival rides, food booths, and a parade featuring fire trucks from a five-county radius. Big…

  • The Oliver years

    What? Another rerun? Well, yes. You totally get what you pay for at Down the Road. This is a favorite post from 2010. Though I’m a city boy through and through, I have a soft spot in my heart for vintage farm equipment, especially vintage Oliver farm equipment. You see, my dad worked in quality…