Sunday, February 06, 2011

name that tractor


if you have a tractor, you really have a farm, right? and if your tractor has a big scoop thingie on the front, that's really good, right? and if you also got two barn kitties, then you're well on your way to living in the country. and if you gave the neighbor down the road permission to put his cows in your pasture this summer, then you can call yourself a farmer, right? can you see i need reassurance here? because it's quite an old tractor - a massey ferguson. it's a bit temperamental - husband had trouble starting it and then getting it in gear and he's normally pretty good at things like that. but now he's learned how (the previous owner had to come over twice this morning) and it's all good. the kitties, on the other hand, might not be so happy about their new digs, but they'll adjust, i'm sure.

now, s/he just needs a name...any suggestions?




husband did manage to get it running and pull it into the carport the other way, so that little chimney thingie wasn't in the way. and he also managed not to hit his head.

oh, and there will be a prize for whoever suggests the name we ultimately choose to call our new old tractor - the best name (as judged entirely subjectively by husband and sabin) will win. i don't yet know what, but undoubtedly something handmade. the cats, they came with names - tiger and woods, so we don't need names for them.  now if i could just remember which one is tiger and which one woods...

24 comments:

Dave King said...

That's country life, more as I've always imagined it than some accounts I've heard.

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

I'd say Olga. Rhymes with Holga. You can take country rustic ttv photos of her hard-working body.

Lost Star said...

I'm leaning towards Ted(/ette). But I'm giving it some thought and will get back to you with my final decision.

Holly said...

Rosaline, like Romeo's pre-Juliet crush. she has an inner lady, I can tell.

Lost Star said...

Fjorgyn – Lover of Odin and mother of Thor. Also referred to as Earth.

or maybe - Demeter; goddess of fertility, agriculture, horticulture, grain and harvest.

I don't really know how to pronounce either of these. I personally like the idea of god/goddess names as tractors are about looking after the land as these gals were supposed to do (I think/guess).

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

Let's see....How about old yeller or old yellow-??

Have a great week!

Best
Tracy :)

Roberta said...

Fergie?

Dyche Designs said...

Great post, I really was worried about your husband hitting his head but glad to hear that he didn't.

How about Cranky. :0)

Jo B said...

Chug?

Bigboy?

Tilly?

Banana?

Scoop?

SaraReno said...

My kids said you should name it "Snort" like the book "Are You My Mother".

Bee said...

He looks like an Oscar to me. As in "the grouch."

Your own tractor? You really are going all-pro.

True story said...

Lizzy!

I'd love to own a tractor... I think I'd look very smug on it.

Sammi said...

Amarillo, Spanish for yellow.

Sounds like a good tractor if it's temperamental, my friend who is a farmer says his favourite tractor likes to play up :D

All you need now are some chickens!

Delena said...

Marty or McFly

and really I don't know why...
just came to me....

mrs mediocrity said...

Little Miss Sunshine!

oh, yes, you are a farmer.

Veronica Roth said...

Sounds like the greenest of acres to me! I think BYT for Big Yellow Tractor, or possibly BOT for Big Old Tractor. None of that gender confusion then. Imagine if you should get that wrong - oh you could really be risking temperamental machinery behaviour :)Thanks for the chuckle.

Kaleida said...

I've been reading your blog for over a year but have never left a comment. Guess I felt a little like I was invading your privacy. Clearly I do not quite get the whole blogosphere thing yet....but I digress. I live in Texas and have owned many a tractor; most in much worse shape than yours. The name Bertha suddenly entered my mind. Although I was really thinking more in terms of creating new life, so I guess you would have to spell it 'Birtha' Love your posts!

Kim D

Molly said...

Love Snort!
But was going to suggest Kaas. Afrikaans for cheese :)
And hee hee my VW is 'aribl'

poet said...

I think it's a very cool tractor. To me it looks like a distant relative of Wall-E, if that helps with the naming... (I'm no good at this, I'd either go for something boring like Beeep or something extravagant like Eustachius :)

Cheers,
poet

julochka said...

LOVE the name suggestions!! keep 'em coming!!!

Magpie said...

Martha.

Don't ask me why; it just came to me.

All of my iPods/iPhones have been named Fred. My iPad is, of course, named Ginger.

Lynne said...

Murgatroyd

For me it conjures an image of an old, rather determined and formidable lady. She's a bit battered and worse for wear, but she is formidable in her sense of purpose. There may be days when it is hard to get her going, but once she's on course she'll plough through anything to reach her destination.

I think she carries a carpet bag and an umbrella (prepared for all eventualities) and wears a hat in all weathers.

Corrine said...

Old Yeller, Digger, Doozie, Bubba, or maybe just Ralph! I don't think our tractors have names, my sewing machine do, however. I relate to them better when they have a moniker! Can't wait to see just what name tickles their fancy!

stephanie said...

Francis Xavier Plimpton. But you could call it "Plimp" for short...or "Plimpy" if you're feeling playful with the tractor.