Tuesday, October 30, 2007

a weekend visit to a friend's place

Cliff got a call from a friend last weekend. Tommy said a neighbor of his had a trip-bucket loader for a Ford tractor, and he just wanted it out of his yard. Obviously the man never heard of Craigslist.

Cliff can't use the loader, but he has heard of Craigslist, thanks to his loving wife. We'll see how much we can get for this thing.

Tommy's neighbor has a skid-steer loader, which he used to load the bucket-loader onto our trailer. Cliff took time out to admire the skid-steer, which the man picked up from a farmer for a mere $11,000. In great condition. (Cliff takes time to admire all things mechanical.)

Tommy's neighbor had sort of a pretend town in his yard; I don't know what the purpose was, but it was cute. No, we were not anywhere near Holden. The guy is a retired mailman, so maybe Holden used to be his mail route.
Tommy has Scotch Highland miniature cattle; he pastures them sometimes on this neighbor's place.

Tommy has a brand new tractor. Sixty horsepower. It has an air-conditioned cab. Cliff is jealous.

Of course Cliff had to try it on for size.

Tommy used to live in that house, but he sold it, along with a few of his acres...

and built that house yonder.

Back at home, we took pictures of the bucket-loader and put it on Craigslist. And then went for a motorcycle ride.


Midlife Mom said...

Air conditioned cab.....I'M jealous! Not that it gets that hot here usually but when it does I don't like it.

Those miniature cattle are adorable!

Good luck on Craig's list, you shouldn't have any trouble selling it.

CountryDew said...

Hope you find a buyer, particularly after all that trouble!

Nice photos.

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God Bless,
Claire Kennedy

toni in the midst said...

Hope you can sell it. I love Craigslist (the good parts anyway). And I want that house out yonder. If only to retreat in.

Joyful Days said...

Oh I miss the country!! I love the equipment. But those cows stole my heart!!