31 Years Later...The Dream Is Fullfilled
Yes- this post is a little different for us - we usually are talking about building our farm or barn or working in the garden - but no matter if this post is read or liked by anyone..it will forever be my favorite :)Growing up - I can remember my dad mowing the property each week with an old second-hand farm tractor It was older – and had a few dings and knicks – but even at my young age, I could tell my dad loved that tractor. When he wasn't mowing, he would often let me or one of his grandchildren up with him to "drive" it around, letting us steer while he worked the pedals. I dreamed of the day I would be "big enough" to drive it all by myself, just like dad.
My father passed away when I was 12 – and that old farm tractor was a little too dangerous for my mom to let me mow the property with. So with that in mind – the tractor was sold and I spent the next 5 years before college mowing with those 10 acres with an 18 HP ranch King Garden Tractor. I put a million hours and a million miles on that little garden tractor – and loved every minute of it. But in the