4-H Project


My cousin tracked down two children’s tractor workbooks for me. Level A and Level B.

I hope you don’t actually have to drive the tractor till Level B. I shall start with Level A!

Which might yet be above my head….

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 7, 2012  

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  1. 2-7

    Step one: Read the owner’s manual…Good advice!
    Step two: Identify the parts…that could take a while, looks like there are LOTS of “parts” to that shiny red tractor!
    Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress.

  2. 2-7

    You could hire someone to drive your tractor, once the boys are finished . . . :D

  3. 2-7

    LOL! That is awesome. I like relatives with a sense of humor. :happyflower:

  4. 2-7

    That is too funny!! After my DD was born my dad asked if I needed parenting for dummies book, (he was only kidding though)

  5. 2-7

    Humph, I think that is a good idea! I frequently go to the children’s encyclopaedia to get info that is quick to read and easy to understand. Your little guide book is much less scary than the original owner’s manual, I’m sure.

  6. 2-7

    You can do it, Suzanne!! You’re a strong woman and you never let anything get in your way to success! That tractor’s got nothin’ on you! :woof:

  7. 2-7

    Oh that is a riot!!! I hope you show the “hand signals” part – that interests me!!!! I could always understand my Dad’s hand signals but have yet (after 32 years on the farm) to understand my husband’s signals. You are so funny!

  8. 2-7

    You remember we discussed yard mowing? I had a riding mower since I built my house 20 years ago. I was used to it..knew most of its weird things and could get on and off it without too much trouble. Having to buy a new lawnmower I bought a little John Deere. I frankly need a stepladder to get on this tractor and it makes me feel rather insecure perched high up on this thing. Maybe in another 20 years I will get used to it! :happyflower:

  9. 2-7

    I always find asking someone who knows how to do it to teach me. I use the manual as a back up AFTER I ‘think’ I know what I am doing.

  10. 2-7

    LOL, but I think it’s a good idea too!
    Look for the pictures! The more pictures
    the better. Makes me feel so much more
    cofident that I’m really getting it!

  11. 2-7

    I think it’s great; a booklet that doesn’t assume you know anything about tractors. Maybe when you’re done with book A you could be some advanced 4Her’s service project: teaching you how to use the tractor and overcoming your fears. Maybe you could swap tractor lessons for baking lessons (or soapmaking, or cheesemaking, or…).

  12. 2-7

    OK, OK, they lost me with Chapter 2 “Recognizing the different types of ROPs”. Do they have a kindegarten version? I hope like modern manuals that have a English, French, Spanish, etc. version included…maybe on a tractor manual they have a CITR readers version. :D (Just kidding! I’m sure some of you have been driving tractors since you were first able to reach the pedals.)

    Every kind of knowledge has its own language which novices need help with. I mean “cream the butter and sugar”, “fold in the batter”, “beat the eggs”, “clarify the sauce”….just think about it, you “clarify” a sentence in a contract, what do you do with a sauce. :D :D

  13. 2-8

    OK Suzanne, You’ve bought your own farm, visited a hardware store, made butter and cheese, make soap from scratch, and so much more. Now follow the directions, and get moving on that tractor! It looks harder than it really is. Good Luck :yes: :clover:

  14. 2-8

    Awesome. Genius! We just got a tractor last year. It sits in the field across the way and mocks me. I gotta get me one of those 4-H manuals,too.

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