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July 6, 2010

Tractor Seats

All I have to do is take a little walk around the ranch to find something I find interesting enough to photograph.  Cows, calves, my horse, owls, today it was this tractor seat.

An old, classic tractor seat that is still connected to it's wheel base of steel wheels. 

Where did it come from? 

Who's 'seat' sat on this tractor seat at one time?  My father in law, George, when he was a kid?  Bryce's Great Grandfather, George Sr., when he worked the dairy?  

I don't know.

I'm sure I can find out the answer......but it's almost more fun to imagine or conjure up a story in my head.
So much history goes along with generational ranches and farms.  I want to capture as much of ours as I can....for my kids and for anyone else interested in reading/seeing a part of it.

What seat will Bryce sit in when he can drive?

I'm sure Paige will choose any seat she darn well pleases ;)

Here's a fun video that shows tractors from classic antiques to modern day 'monster' tractors that's fun to watch.  Plus it doesn't hurt that country music artist, Jason Aldean is singing his tractor song to go along with it.

P.S.  I did find out the old classic tractor is a swather that was once pulled by horses for cutting hay, probably 60 years ago.  It still sits on the ranch, awaiting the next generation to ponder it's origin.

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