Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What Farmers Do For Fun

What do the area farmers do for a relaxing getaway?

Go drive tractors, of course.

We spent last Sunday afternoon at "Pioneer Power Days," where the events included the always-popular barrel race.

This event is unique in that it is difficult to ascertain who is having the most fun. The old?

Or the young?

We find that it's a great opportunity to teach our kids to appreciate how difficult farm work was just a generation or two ago.

They are amazed that wheels used to lack rubber.

They marvel that tractors didn't have air conditioners or stereos.

But mostly, they get to dream of what it's like behind the wheel.

They take it very seriously.

Girls drive tractors, too, you know.

The End.


Brother in Christ said...

Where was this event held?? Looks like fun.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos, as usual!

Jessica said...

That picture of your son in profile w/ the clouds behind. WOW.

Hey-you're invited to participate in my "It's Real Life" fest on Thursday. Come over and play with me. It'll be fun!

An Ordinary Mom said...

This looks like such a fun event to attend. I love all the pictures!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Now that is a brand new kind of barrel racing for me. That looks like so much fun.

threecollie said...

Great photos!!

Jenny said...

Can you imagine plowing the acres we do today with those tractors? It would take forever!!!

Anonymous said...

We have those wonderful Antique Power shows here, also. Of which my husband ALWAYS participates in the tractor pull!

How much fun! Thank you for sharing.

Linda Brown


Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Love this post....great photos!

Anonymous said...

Looks like alot of fun.. Everyone looked like they were having fun..


Ranch Mommy said...

Such cute pictures. Looks like a lot of fun!!

Pony Girl said...

Great pictures, as always! Looks like a fun and historical event. Kind of like visiting an airplane graveyard.

Anonymous said...

Where do you people live? People still work on farms, I thought it was all industrialized now

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