Friday, July 01, 2005
Tractor RideWhen our family first visited the vineyard two years ago, the grandfather pulled my husband aside and talked to him a little while. One thing he said that we think about often .... is that running a vineyard is the same as running a farm. "We are mere farmers" is the direct quote. Of course, you are talking about a real cash crop, but it is true, it's a farm just the same.
My son's best friend has been watching the farmers on his grandparents farm for a long time. For his 8th birthday, he asked for a ride on one of the big tractors. So while we were there this week, all the kids -- three first cousins and my two children -- each had a turn helping to drive a big tractor.
My daughter behind the wheel.
Needless to say, it was the highlight of their trip to Bordeaux. In fact, when my daughter got back to Paris, she immediately asked if she could send a card to the grandmother to tell her how much she liked the tractor ride (a first!).
My son driving the tractor in the field.
-- said Auntie M in Paris
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Hmm, I wonder if they would rather ride tractors than amusement park rides?
Hope you are enjoying the summer break w. the kids and friends!
Terry in SF
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