I bet you thought it was going to introduce a kitten or a puppy, didn’t ya?
Well, since we are in the process of clearing our property, we needed to purchase a new friend.
Please let me introduce Roscoe, our newest addition. Our tractor.
We were influenced to name him Roscoe because of Sherriff Rosco P. Coltrane from good ole Hazzard county Georgia….or rather, the Dukes of Hazzard TV show.
Check him out, he is an oldie but a goodie!
A Massey Ferguson 35, with a diesel engine. From 1961. 35 horsepower with 37.04 PTO (power take-off) which means it is strong enough to pull all of our implements that we will need for farming.
We all were excited and all wanted to see this newest homesteading tool daddy had acquired for us.
Even making sure to pose for a photo op.
After some minor adjustments and some sheer willpower, human power, and a wonderful find by my hubby, this newest part of our adventure begins!
Listen to Roscoe rumble!
We headed out to test out how well Roscoe handled the way overgrown brush we had all over the “pasture” area at the property.
This is what most of our pasture land looked like before we started. Yes, we saw through the mess and the potential was good, very, very good.
Nasty old briar bushes, those things are viscous I tell ya! The damage that they cause is out of this world! Those things are down right devil weeds…
Luckily since my hubby invested in Roscoe, this is what the pasture is turning into…
This entire field was completely covered in brambles, thorn brush, and small trees.
Roscoe to the rescue!
(Sorry about the shakiness of the video y’all! I was trying to get out of the way as well as make sure I followed hubby! LOL)
The bush hog was another excellent find by hubby. That thing is 5 foot across and can chew through a 4 inch tree! Amazing!
All in all, this has turned out to be a wonderful investment and we look forward to having Roscoe around for a lot more years!
And I have to admit, Roscoe is pretty handy to have around, and I might have gotten to drive him around and listen to him chew up some of those devil weeds!
I might have even been a bit insistent when I thought hubby had been driving long enough…I might have.
(Again, sorry about the image. This was taken on hubby’s phone.)
And, yes, that is me!
The next thing on our list is to try to get some sort of structure out on the property…keep praying for us!
We still have oh so much to do. Talk soon y’all!
In His Grace.