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Tractors and Life Lessons

Old Massey Ferguson Tractor

Massey Ferguson tractor

I made this photograph a while back, but never had gotten around to applying the aging effects I was envisioning until now. This was one of the first tractors I learned to drive, and one that taught me a valuable lesson. I was not very old, hence not very strong,  the first time I soloed on this machine. Combined with the fact the tractor lacked power steering, it was probably no more than a matter of minutes before I drove it into the barbed wire fence ringing our hayfield. This was the day I learned a two valuable lessons. Number one, I could run faster scared than my dad could pissed. Number two, his anger could last longer than I could run by about two days. To this day, I don't like this type of tractor, but sometimes they do make a nice picture.