Well that was a great way to spend a day! A New Hampshire antique tractor pull at the Ponderosa Salvage. I enjoyed every moment of it. I was only planning on taking pictures, but it turns out I’m hooked on antique tractor pulling. The owner, Rick, of Panderosa Salvage, offered me his 1950 Minneapolis Moline tractor to pull in two classes: 5500# and 6000#. I spent a good portion of my visit learning how to drive the 1950 Minneapolis Moline for the tractor pull, rather than taking pictures (you can call me a slacker ). Once I completed my classes, I stayed to watch the pro’s enter in the 7000# class. Men and women of all ages pulled antique tractors all day long. I found it surprising to see a high number of women enter in the tractor pull (I think I was the oldest female, LOL). Close to 40% were women pulling antique tractors today. There is something about a woman on a tractor, just ask the men out there what it is. At the end of the day, everyone seemed to have a great time.
I’ve been very lucky with the camera, either by capturing a moment or by being part of the actual event (not just taking photos of it). Each time I bring my camera to an event, I seem to get so much more than just a photo… I seem to make new friends along the way. Thank you Rick, Chris, Sarah, Charlie, Brooke, and the rest of the crew for registering me in last minute for the tractor pull, teaching me the rules, and having patience with a newbie. This sure was a fun, memorable day!