Big Green Tractor

23 May

My ninety-three-year-old uncle came out on Saturday with his Big Green Tractor.

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Between work and weather I didn’t have things quite as ready as I wanted.  My nephews pulled the old railroad ties out of the ground where the strawberry bed used to be, but between working and weather, I never got it burned.  I also need to rip out the stone border around the herb garden and start it over or put it into the garden.

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With with all those obstacles, it wasn’t easy to till.  I was standing out there trying to give my uncle hand signals as to which way to back up because he’s pretty deaf even when he isn’t in a tractor.

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About half way through, he got way off and slowly got down from the tractor to see where he was.  He said he couldn’t get turned around (stiff neck) enough to see where he was going.  I mentioned trying to stand right where he needed to back to.  Of course, that’s when he told me he couldn’t see a thing because his eyes were watering.  Luckily, at ninety-three he only drives slowly because the one time he would have backed over me, I could pretty easily step out of the way.

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We got it done!  Now I can at least plant the majority of the garden.  I only see one problem with this.

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Yard goats.

Today’s post is brought to you my my Uncle Robert, Song-ography and Jason Aldean’s Big Green Tractor.

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22 Responses to “Big Green Tractor”

  1. elizabethfstewart May 23, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    What a sweet helper you had! And the yard goats don’t bode well for the future of your garden!

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

      He’s been tilling gardens all around town just for something to do. Although, he does like if you tip him with baked goods. LOL I’ll post about my solution for the yard goats later in the week. 😉

  2. S. J. Qualls May 23, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Yep, you will need a solution for the yard goat problem, but wow – your garden is tilled! It is surprising that the dirt looks so good, considering all the rain you’ve had! Wishing you the best with your garden!

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

      We’ve actually switched to being behind on rain. We really could use a good soaking rain.

  3. Cloudia May 23, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

    I’d like to drive a tractor at 93!

    • Teresa May 24, 2016 at 7:37 am #

      I’d be happy to drive one at my age. LOL

  4. Jeanne May 23, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    Yay for Uncle Robert! I’ll be interested in your solution for the yard goats! When is your last day of school?

    • Teresa May 24, 2016 at 7:37 am #

      I have to work June 2nd. Then it’s free to do farm/soap room work full time.

  5. Margaret May 24, 2016 at 12:09 am #

    Wow. 93 and still driving a tractor. Now that brings us all hope. I think you have a real big problem with yard goats.

    • Teresa May 24, 2016 at 7:38 am #

      The boys aren’t that big yet. They do eat a lot though. LOL

  6. Tamar May 24, 2016 at 4:08 am #

    How great he could come lend a hand!

    • Teresa May 24, 2016 at 7:38 am #

      He really does like to stay busy and help out.

  7. Jackie May 24, 2016 at 6:27 am #

    Great pics for that song!

  8. vem030956 May 24, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    Don’t ya love old people!! It is great that he is still as active at 93! Puts some of us 60 yo youngsters to shame…lol. And I don’t see the problem with your yard goats. That one looks quite happy….lolololol. I so love your posts and your goats, They so make my day. Good luck with the goats…..

    • Teresa May 24, 2016 at 7:39 am #

      They really are quite happy in the yard. I am grateful to have my garden tilled.

  9. Eileen Wise May 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    Hello, wow kudos to your 93 year old uncle. I would like some yard goats. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

    • Teresa May 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

      Yard goats sound a lot more fun than they are. Of course, they are more fun when they are sweet snuggly things.

  10. Alica May 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    That’s pretty impressive…at 93!! I’m going deaf and I’m not even quite 50! 🙂 The goats think you did that just for them!

    • Teresa May 24, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

      They looked a little disappointed that some of the good weeds were gone. LOL

  11. kmcblackburn May 25, 2016 at 9:11 am #

    Perfect match of song and photos! Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 9:18 am #

      Thanks for hosting!

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