Rainy Days and Mondays

   The gentle rain we wished for all summer seems to have finally arrived today. And I’m not complaining because we can certainly use the rain. I’m just glad that the outdoor photo shoot I planned for today was actually accomplished yesterday instead.


   The 3rd edition of the Standard Catalog of Farm Toys is nearly finished and I’m wrapping up some loose ends—including this photo shoot. Normally reluctant to appear in the books I write, I’m making an exception with this edition to offer proof that city kids can drive tractors, too—and love every minute. Toy Cars & Models magazine editor Merry Dudley took the image below on her family farm. That’s me on her dad’s Ford 8N. 


   It’s the only tractor I’ve ever driven, and I had a ball. What tractors have you driven? Click on “Comments” below and let us know.