Sunday, 11 June 2017

Charity Tractor Event

We had to drive into Stornoway once again yesterday to collect more DIY essentials.  We are now on first name terms with the people in the Home Improvement Centre we are in there so often.  We do enjoy the drive in and out and marvel at the views but realistically know that this practice can not continue.  So we now have a list and plan a couple of jobs in advance.  However, yesterday was a good day to be out and about as we got caught up with the Charity tractor run which was held around Ness.  What a joy to see so many tractors all together.  There was such a wide variety from vintage to modern and in all different sizes.

I have taken some photographs and hope you enjoy them as much as we did...








 
...bet you can guess what is coming.  My husband now claims we are the only ones in Ness that haven't got a tractor.  I have to ask "What on earth do we need a tractor for?"  I can see that it would be fun to get involved with a Charity event but otherwise I see no use at all.  The jury is out.
 
Sunday is a day of rest, but tomorrow we will be back to work making our little cottage into the home we have dreamt of.
 
See you soon.


28 comments:

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  2. What is it about men and machines....I think Andy would have one of everything if he could afford it....lol.
    Lovely sight though all those colourful tractors-x-

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  3. I think big boys love toys and they are now big tractor sized rather than little match box cars size.

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  4. Men sure love tractors. It's quite shocking what they cost, though! What an interesting event. I'm sure you enjoyed your day out. Enjoy your day of rest. ♥

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  5. This looks like fun. I'm partial to a red tractor myself :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  6. I especially love the green tractor. I like to see charity events. We need more of them.

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  7. Oh, this looks like fun and a great excuse to buy a tractor! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  8. He could get a nice garden tractor and be in the parade with it. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. I don't think I've seen so many tractors together it looks like a colourful and entertaining event:)

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  10. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/3052952
    Mike has suggested this as an affordable alternative!

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  11. my dad bought a tractor when he bought a non working farm, he used it! then sold it... how long is the drive into the town where the improvement center is? I try to keep lots of lists going and with me to eliminate too many trips. sometimes it works.

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  12. I think that last picture would give my husband nightmares... to be driving along behind all those tractors xx

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  13. Thank you for this post! We live in an area with lots of farmland and tractors, BUT, having grown up in the Midwestern United States which is known as the "Breadbasket of the world," I miss tractors being around every corner. This brings back lots of memories.

    I love how your husband gets right into the spirit of the event, but understand your point too! Maybe a small tractor. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. Luckily we live 5 minutes from a home improvement and lumber store. Needless to say they know my husband very well as he's forever having to pick up something.
    That is quite a row of very colourful tractors!!

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  15. First it's a tractor, then a wagon to pull behind...

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  16. Great to see the tractor. In my late teens/early twenties I used to drive a tractor and help with hay bailing. I also helped my first boyfriend completely renovate one. Gosh I had almost forgotten about that until you posted these pictures. Wonderful memories.

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  17. I have never seen so many tractors in one place! I like charity events.

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  18. Oh I think your husband has ideas for ways to use a tractor! Probably lots of them. 🚜

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  19. Oh - I would have loved to see all those tractors!!

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  20. What a bit of fun. I expect that years ago there was only one tractor but the event has built up over the years as all the men think like your husband!!

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  21. Maybe he can make a friend and catch a ride next year! There are quite a variety of tractors and colors in the parade. What kind of farming is done?

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  22. Oh, what fun! Love seeing all the colorful tractors and so nice that it is all for charity. My husband has been pining for a tractor, too, but I know for sure he would hurt himself or someone else with one of those things! Haha! He has a hard enough time just driving a car! Lovely to see the parade. xx karen

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  23. Lots of tractors in a parade! Fun to see them all. Well, a small lawn tractor could help if your lawn needs help and makes it easier for husband to mow. Some come with attachments too! But he can dream just like we women do as well! Take care and enjoy your week!

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  24. Would you settle for a riding mower? The village near where we camped last week has an annual riding lawnmower race! It looks like great fun. Your tractor parade is quite impressive! 😮

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  25. I'm betting there will be a tractor within a year.

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  26. I absolutely love this! My father had an old vintage tractor when I was growing up. He used to ride it down the road to say "hello" to the neighbors. What a wonderful idea to use the tractors for a charity run! I love the photographs that you took. Also, I agree with your husband; you need a tractor now!

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