Living the Dream | Fort Wayne Farm Equipment Photographer

Please, tell me I’m not the only one who looks out their front window to see their husband loading a John Deere tractor up for a day of frolicking fun? Or even that I’m not the only wife whose husband collects both full size and lawn tractors?  (I’ve lost count of the lawn tractors).  My husband likes nothing more than loading one of these bad boys up and hauling it off for the day.  On this particular day he was headed to a local festival.  He’s part of a tractor club (yes, there is such a thing) that helps to put on the annual Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival.

Secretly I think he really just likes to haul things around town…hence the big truck.  Sigh.  Plus the neighborhood men all flock around when they hear that smoke stack boom out its ridiculously loud start-up bang.  Yes, I live in a neighborhood.  WIth full size tractors in my garage.  Don’t be too jealous.  Especially when you’re pulling your nice, dry vehicle out of your garage in the middle of a snowstorm and I’m out shoveling mine off…

The banging always draws Miss Maci to the scene as well.  She’s not fond of overly loud noises.  Can’t say I blame her….Can’t you just read her little mind in this photo?  “What in the heck is Daddy doing? I wonder if it will involve any treats?”

Personally I think he just loves to play with big boy toys!  Could be why the second career he chose is in excavation.  Dump trucks, trenchers, bob cats….every little boy’s dream job! 😉  He can come home muddy every night and just say it’s all in a day’s work.

He’s always a little confused about why I would want to take his picture.  This is the look I usually get.  Isn’t he cute when he’s serious?

And then I tell him to “SMILE!” and I get this look.  A little less grumpy looking….but you can still tell he’s not quite sure WHY I would want to take his picture.  I think he only humored me because the tractor was in the shot!  haha!

I take photos of him and his toys basically for proof.  So that someday, when I go totally, stark raving mad, my children can pull out the pictures and tell people, well, we did have full size tractors in the garage….and who knows how many lawn mowers!  In the meantime, I’m going to keep documenting this crazy, suburban, neighborhood existence among farm equipment….

-thanks for stopping by!


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