As I left work tonight I started talking to one of my coworkers about gardening and she said she has had a large garden for several years. I then made the statement she needed to get a garden tractor to make her life easier. At first she was confused, "A garden tractor" she said. I could tell she had no idea what I meant so I showed her some pictures of my little collection. She loved them but I dont see her buying one.
However, I get a lot of opposition from friends and family (especially family) that this is not a real hobby but a waste of time and money. My 5 year old daughter however loves LOVES loves taking a tractor ride with daddy on the old ride a matic. To me that is one of the best parts of the hobby. Spending time with my little one and showng her what so many kids don't get to learn.
We all know we are free to make our own decisions and purchase what we like.
I guess my question is how often does someone discourage you from pursuing your interest in garden tractors? I have found this to be one of the most exciting hobbies I have known. I love flipping through the latest edition of GT magazine and finding a new model of an old tractor I never knew existed.