1 EAGLETON NOTES: A Christmas Tractor For Adrian

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Sunday, 30 December 2018

A Christmas Tractor For Adrian



25 comments:

  1. That looks in good nick. Grey Fergies have recently become real collectors tractors; all the better for that. Lovely.

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  2. I really like this! I kinda have a fascination with "mascots" on vehicles and making it a Christmas feature is next level

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    1. Well I thought it was rather a novel idea, Kylie.

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  3. Brilliant! What a great Christmas gift...just what all boys, big or little would have on their Christmas wish list!

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    1. It's certainly bigger than the average Christmas decoration, Serenata.

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  4. Looks good. I see that Lewis has joined the twentyfirst century. Gaffer tape has replaced baler twine.

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    1. Yes, Adrian, none of your dull black or grey either.

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  5. Lovely. I like the design, the real tractor look.

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    1. Maywyn it certainly has that given that it's still in use.

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  6. Do you plan to drive it all the way to Auchtermuchy?

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  7. Will that machine really work...? Or maybe it’s a project to keep Adrian out of trouble?

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    1. Frances, It looks as if it will work. If not they are easy to repair unlike their modern counterparts.

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    2. Yes Frances and Adrian it's still a croft workhorse.

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    3. Aye, Frances, Cambridge Dictionary: a machine that operates without failing for long periods, although it might not be very interesting or exciting. (The steam engine was the workhorse of the Industrial Revolution.)

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  8. They were very cool tractors. We had a similar model.

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    1. Yes, Red, they are from an ear when they could be mended and made to last for ever. This one is 58 years old.

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  9. That gift certainly would have gained a lot of traction.

    My best wishes to you and your loved ones for the New Year, Graham...May only good things come you way. The following is for you....from me and my furry rascals... :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0tpgwLkx4

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    1. Thank you Lee. That was interesting meowsic. As you will just be into 2019 I wish you a very good year.

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  10. Is it out in the front garden for the winter? Perhaps there may be a stable available soon. H.N.Y.

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    1. Potty it a Lewis tractor and, like the sheep, not many of them live indoors. I'd wager that this has lived the vast majority of it's 58 years outdoors. And a good New Year to you too.

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  11. One was regularly in use on our farm until 5 years ago. It was the favoured tractor for rolling in the sugar beet seed.

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