There is just a good feeling when you have a tractor. Whether it's a lawn tractor, garden tractor, walk behind, or even a farm tractor. Knowing that you are accomplishing something with it, just gives you a sense of pride. The smell of that fresh cut grass while mowing, makes it worth all the sweat you gave in the hot sun, while with your tractor, making your lawn look as good as it can be. Watching the furrows as you're turning new ground in the field while plowing, gives you enjoyment, as you listen to your tractor motor sing and listen to it working hard. Cleaning the driveway of snow so that you can come and go easily without injury or incident. Even though the weather may be cold, you soon don't mind it because it's just you, the snow and your tractor. Getting rid of the weeds while rototilling the garden isn't such a chore, because you know you will be harvesting the crops soon, that you planted for you and your family. Most people think we are nuts, and just think we are foolish for having such a passionate desire to spend time with our tractors. Well, so be it.
The other thing I like about having a tractor, is you can take the time to get caught up with the everyday circumstances that life throws at us, and be able to come up with solutions. I find that while working with my tractor, I can easily clear my mind, be relaxed, and be able to think about stuff that I wouldn't normally think about. I don't know if it's because it's just me and my tractor alone, or the calmness of the engine running, or due to the relaxation you get just from washing and waxing the tractor, but it's just a good feeling. The joy of ownership isn't taking away the love for my wife or family, but I believe it actually helps our relationships. The kids and I spend more time together than ever before, and my patience with them has grown. If I have a bad day at work, I work on the tractor, which gives off relaxation, and then the wife and I can talk about our day without me blowing off over something stupid. I know most of our wives aren't real crazy about our addiction, but if they only knew just how much of a man, a tractor makes us, I think a lot of women would be more considerate to our hobby.
Maybe it's just me, and maybe I am a little strange. Either way, I don't care. I just know that without my tractor, I'd be an all together different man, probably hot-headed, and probably wouldn't have the patience I do now.
Can anybody else relate to where I'm coming from, or is it just me?
Edited by johndeereelfman, January 21, 2013 - 07:03 PM.