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Slowly But Surely I'll Convert Them To A Gt State Of Mind!


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#1 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2013 - 11:53 PM

This past weekend was Maine Maple Sunday here in Maine. It's that time of year where we are looking for ANY excuse to get out of the house and rub shoulders with other humans.

 

The day was gorgeous and the atmosphere was full of life. We took the tours, learned some new facts and ate some fantastic Maple syrup "laced" food. It wasn't until I got home and started looking through the pics that I realized that my hobby just might be rubbing off on my family.

 

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Now to capture pics of the other three kids doing something (or wearing something) having to do with tractors and I'll have the proof I'm making headway on converting them to the GT state of mind. WARNING....please don't wait up, hold your breath or do anything that would cause you harm while you wait cause it might take me a LONG while to get the rest of the pics. :thumbs:

 

A good time was had by all and kidding aside it's fun to me that my family chides me for talking about tractors so much yet when we're out driving they'll point the tractors out as fast as I can see them. It sure is a great hobby.


Edited by Moosetales, March 25, 2013 - 11:55 PM.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:08 AM

Matt, great family adventure!
Love the fact that they get involved too (even begrudgingly)

Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:18 AM

Just have to give it a little more time.

 

The wife is starting to realize this GT phase isn't something thats going away anytime soon. I was looking at some old brochures the other day and she seen a pic of a boy riding a sulky cutting grass with a sickle mower on a walkbehind. She said that looks like fun why don't you have one of those? I said this summer I will. I think its starting to rub off on her  :D .

 

Before you know it they be fighting over who's going to cut the grass and haul away the sticks in the yard. The only down side to this is it might cut into your seat time  :mad2:

 

Thanks for the pics  :thumbs:   I just might have to oil up the chain on the old pedal tractor for the daughter this weekend.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 04:56 AM

Hi Moose,

 

Maple Day sounds great - we had sunshine last sunday and it was cold as ... antihell!

 

Maple syrup is not easy to find here, but I tasted it on my tongue when I was reading your story. It's time to buy Maple Syrup again!


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:31 AM

Looks like its working thanks for sharing. Wish i could have been there to eat some maple syrup.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:37 AM

Those are all good signs. 

 

From experience, the best way to convert the family is to treat each one to their own tractor.  It works two ways: you get another tractor, and they get to take a ride!

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:42 AM

When I was a kid and all four of us children were in the car we had an ongoing contest to spot the new Mustang cars that had just come out. Before that we played Volkswagen.  Maybe your kids can play tractor.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Matt

 

Thanks for those great family pictures.  It's a state of mind for sure.

 

It's also a way of life for many of us.  It cuts the lawn, clears the driveway, tills the soil and helps maintain all around the house and garden.

 

I'm also thinking about maple syrup on oatmeal right now. Mmmmm


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 08:01 AM

When I was a kid and all four of us children were in the car we had an ongoing contest to spot the new Mustang cars that had just come out. Before that we played Volkswagen.  Maybe your kids can play tractor.

Yeah When I was a kid we played a Car Game on the road. Name Make, Model and Year. Of course that was in the 50's,& early 60's, before every car on the road looked like some one has set off a stick of dynamite inside each one and blew all the corners out.

Today they all look the same.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Those are all good signs. 

 

From experience, the best way to convert the family is to treat each one to their own tractor.  It works two ways: you get another tractor, and they get to take a ride!

 

Ben W.

 

That is exactly what I do! The wife has yet to figure it out, or she just plays along. :thumbs:

 

Jason


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