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#1 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 04:35 PM

The wife wanted to rearrange a few of her flower beds.  so I fired up her G.T..... "Tinkerbell"..... (Originally a Wheel Horse CG7)  

We had some of the grandkids here this weekend.  When we mentioned putting them to work you would have thought they getting a tooth pulled!!!!!   

Once the 10 yr. old grandson realized he would be the equipment operator his attitude changed.  The 7&6 yr.old granddaughters had a change of attitude once they started riding the cart on the empty runs.  Actually once we got started they all pitched in and had fun!   They ran out most of tank of gas before they got tired of "helping".      Rick

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 04:44 PM

That looks like the best day ever.
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 04:45 PM

Chances are their school has taught them that they are "entittled" and children working is "abuse". It is good to give them a taste of the reality that work can be fun and learn the satisfaction from the feeling of acomplishment. They seem big enough to be getting their own tractors. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 05:06 PM

Yup! They don't make grandkids like they used to.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Kinda sounds like Tom Sawyer getting his friends to white wash the fence---------but they do look like their having fun.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 06:00 PM

Looks like a good day for everyone. I hope I didn't make a mistake by showing my wife the purple tractor. Two good things she likes red & her "Miss Massey" is slowly coming along. I really like the combination of the GT & cart....looks good.
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Yup! They don't make grandkids like they used to.

The people are the same, its the modern environment that is different.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:15 PM

The people are the same, its the modern environment that is different.

Are you implying that CR's children provided a bad environment? I think it's just chemicals in the drinking water. No one drinks farm well water anymore.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:20 PM

Outstanding :thumbs:


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:23 PM

Are you implying that CR's children provided a bad environment? I think it's just chemicals in the drinking water. No one drinks farm well water anymore.

Its the "political correctness" environment: "There are no winners or losers just participants", "Don't try to do better, just go along with the crowd", "If you do something wrong, its everybody else's fault", and the other such things that are taught. The point here is that spending time with our kids and grandkids can teach them better things than what are all too common now days. Good Job RF.

Good Luck, Rick

 

I remember what RF stood for 50 years ago and what he looked like.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:57 PM

Pretty cool. Made the Grand daughter a purple or PLUM really and pink tractor from B80, just about same color!  I now have a little cart to paint up to match, just a square, but dumping cart, not wheelbarrow kind like yours. It will be neat when done. Her's is Kaylynn's Plum Pony.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 10:34 PM

Looks like a great day to me! 

 

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 10:48 PM

 No one drinks farm well water anymore.

 

Ah ha, I drink farm well water!!!!!, :rocker2:

Although I hate to think of the chemicals that wash into the ground water from all the fields :ah_shoot:


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 06:07 AM

That looks like the Grandparents were having fun too.
Great bunch of family memories you made there today, and the fresh air had to be good for the soul after the long winter.
Is that your grandson's first time as the driver?
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted April 19, 2015 - 06:39 AM

That looks like the Grandparents were having fun too.
Great bunch of family memories you made there today, and the fresh air had to be good for the soul after the long winter.
Is that your grandson's first time as the driver?
Thanks for sharing.

It was the first time on a gear drive.   His favorite is MY 782 cub.


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