I sold a tractor, and it was a John Deere. The John Deere 50 farm tractor will be leaving the garage during the second week of June, and for some reason, it hurts! I never thought I could ever bring myself to selling one of my toys, but it only seems right to let it go. That size of a tractor just doesn't deserve to be garaged in town. My second cousin is buying it from me to use for cultivating and planting tobacco, because his Ford 8N doesn't go slow enough for the tobacco planting. And he promised that I could come out to his farm anytime I want, and drive it, so that's a good thing!
My wife is very happy and proud of me, and normally I like that she's happy, but this time, her happiness for me is almost annoying. My daughter (jdelfette) is taking it the hardest, as the 50 was her favorite tractor, and she really enjoyed going for rides with Daddy. The garage is full, so with the tractor gone, I could use the extra room, but the collection just won't feel complete anymore. I tried telling my wife that I feel like it should be replaced with something else, but she isn't buying it. She thinks the goal is to get rid of enough tractors for her to put her car in the garage, and not to replace what I sell.
I guess life will go on, and it won't be the end of the world, and hopefully there will be a time that I can have another one. Before I bought the 50, everyone used to tell me that I need an old two cylinder, and if I ever got one, I wouldn't go back to the lawn and garden tractors. Well, even though I'll miss the two cylinder, my heart still belongs to my little guys!