Tractor Drivers

Our friends from Bakersfield, Bruce and Tracey and their girls Hannah and Erynn were in the area and came by for a visit.  It was great to see them and have a little time to catch up on all the things going on in their lives.  Of course we treated them to a ride in the Scout.

fam in scout

We have had a heat wave the past week or so.  It was 91 degrees that day, so we all took a walk down to the river to dip our toes in the ice cold water.

at the river

They enjoyed feeding the chickens and playing with the dogs, we roasted hot dogs and s’mores at the firepit even though it was hot.  But  girls favorite thing was driving our little garden tractor.  Since it has been so hot, we needed to water our flower log out front.

flower log

 There is no water out there and it is way too far for the hose to reach so we have to haul the water out with the tractor and trailer.   That was a great excuse for the girls to drive the tractor.  Hannah was first and Erynn was brave enough to ride with her in the trailer.

hannah driving

 Then it was Erynn’s turn – but she had a little problem.  The tractor is equipped with a safety feature that shuts off the engine if there is not enough weight on the seat – in case the driver accidently fell off the tractor won’t continue to run.  The weight sensor is set just a little too high for Erin.  When she stretched to reach the gas pedal she didn’t have enough weight in the seat to keep the engine running.

  erin on tractor

 Wouldn’t it be nice to be so light that was a concern?  So they solved that problem by having Hannah ride with her.

girls on tractor

Both the girls were pretty good drivers – they didn’t hit anything!  Just think, in a few short years they will be driving for real 😉  The flowers got watered, the girls had a good time and no one got hurt.  Then they were off to drive back to Seattle to continue their vacation.  It was a short visit, but a good one.

3 comments on “Tractor Drivers

  1. Tj says:

    Want it be awfully slow to drive back to Seattle on the tractor?

  2. Tj says:

    I mean won’t it? Not want it.

  3. Tj says:

    Wait… that isn’t right either…. is it? :-0 I am suffering from a bad head ache and I just can’t think straight, I tell ya.

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