This is a story about tractors for my amazing nephew Eli.
There are two tractors who live on the farm. A lot of the time we work, while they sit around in the farmyard resting.
But when it’s time for the really big jobs? We think they are amazing. I am going to show you just some of the jobs they can do.
One of the things they do is cut the grass, so all of the animals can have food in the winter time when snow covers the grass and they live inside.
Sometimes little tractors can’t do everything themselves, so the tractors that live next door come and help!
This one pushes all of the grass into rows that are the perfect size. This is the daddy tractor:
The son tractor follows behind him, scooping up all the grass into his baler. The baler takes all the grass and spins it into a big ball.
Imagine cutting all this grass without a tractor!
Afterwards the baler covers the ball in plastic, and then just drops it onto the field. Poom!
You can watch it if you want to.
Riding in the tractor is fun, but you have to climb up up up to get into it! This is how big the neighbour tractor is:
Inside you can see everything from really high up:
When we need to move these bales off the field and stack them up, we put these funny arms onto our tractor. It’s important we don’t break the plastic, or the animals won’t like the food inside!
For moving hay bales, you need the spiky arms instead. It’s so cool you can change the tractor’s arms to do all kinds of different things.
These bales are SO BIG! See, here I am sitting on some in the barn.
You can only move these big bales with a tractor.
Tractors can also make little hay bales when you connect this machine to it. This one is very old, but it still works and makes the hay nice and small so you can sit on it easier, and people can move it around!
But best of all, tractors are really good at cleaning up HUGE messes. The cows and the sheep live inside the barn all winter, and they poop and pee and spill their food and it is so yucky.
With a tractor you can just move it all away. People only have to clean a little bit in the places where the tractor can’t reach. That still takes us hours, but look at what the tractor can do!
I bet your mom wouldn’t mind having a tractor for your messes! But maybe you can use your little tractor to help her clean up. Because tractors love to help. Look at how much work this tractor has done, putting all the mess into just one shed.
The tractor especially loves helping her animal friends. Like Sandy the calf:
and Lilly the Kid:
And all of the chickens. This one is Natasha:
Mimi and Mishka the lambs:
They all say bye bye Eli, maybe we will tell you another story sometime!