After doing some research and finding out the the first tractor we had on our farm was a 1949 John Deere Model A, I decided to keep an eye online and see if I could find one. At first I wanted to see if I could track down the original machine, but after realizing that was not going to be possible I decided to look for someone selling one of the same year. I found this tractor, which is a pretty machine so I’m happy with it. I know it’s not our original, but it gives me a sense of what my grandfather would have seen. I can only imagine how it would have felt going from farming with horses to using this tractor!