Farmers in rural communities are often good friends and welcoming neighbors. They share a common passion, legacy, kindness, and stewardship for the land and animals. On Sunday, August 15th, some of our family friends and neighbors went on a day long tractor ride. Two brothers, who are both friends of ours, organized the ride by reaching out and inviting people, picking out a route, and places to eat at. For a sunny August day, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.
We started the ride meeting at the St. Mary’s Ridge church. Then we rode down to Ontario, WI where we stopped for lunch. After lunch, we rode the tractors towards Norwalk, WI and then parted ways at the St. Mary’s Ridge church. My dad rode his Farmall Super M, my boyfriend and I rode on the 806 International Harvester, and my mom rode in one of the wagons. We parted from the caravan because we had to go home to milk cows, but the rest of the crew continued the ride.
In total, there were around 30 tractors and 50 people. It was a great time catching up with family friends, enjoying the weather and riding through the countryside. It is important to take some time off and enjoy friends and family.