Farm Trucks

So in 2013 I was listening to Weekday on KUOW and they were talking about the commercial about farmers that had just played during the Super Bowl.  Here is the commercial

They commented that they did not understand why it was a truck commercial, that trucks are not farm equipment.  This was my last straw with KUOW.  The comments seemed both arrogant and ignorant.  I know we are small potatoes, but we used our farm truck for many things: hauling livestock, bringing home equipment, moving hay, as well as for recreation. Everyday I see trucks used for farming here.

But our farm truck is now old and needs to retire.  The mechanic says we cannot trust it for towing or long distances any more.  So we need to say goodbye to our truck.

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truck at our wedding

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Trip to pick up Lewis

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Truck n Eugene

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Hauling stuff from Grampa White’s

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Vacation

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Dinner during goat rental

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Truck camping

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Picking up cider press

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Bringing home goats

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Motorcycle trip

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Moving hay

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At Dad’s cabin

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Grand Canyon trip

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Moving the Boles Aero

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At the Boles Aero

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Now old farm truck

So today we purchased a new farm truck to replace our old one.  It is sad saying goodbye to the old one, but fun to say hello to the new one.  We drove to Idaho and stayed in Wallace.

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Fainting Goat in Wallace, ID

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We stayed at The Wallace Inn and greatly enjoyed their hot tub, pool, jacuzzi and steam room.

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We bought our new farm truck in Kellogg, ID,

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New Farm truck

and then drove back home.

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Welcome new farm truck!

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8 Responses to Farm Trucks

  1. We’re also small potatoes but it was the purchase of our truck that signalled we were taking our way of life seriously. May you travel safely in your new one 😊

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  2. Denise says:

    congrats on the new truck! I don’t usually listen to KUOW, so i’d missed their response to the commercial, but I suspect I would have reacted the same way. Trucks may not be just for farming – but for a farmer, a reliable truck is really essential. If they don’t get that, and think a truck is just a fashion statement, then they’ve probably been living in a city bubble for too long.

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    • Donna says:

      Thanks Denise! We live our new truck so far. But it will eventually be beaten up like our current truck is. But we appreciate all the hard work the trucks do for us.

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  3. I’m angry right along with you in regards to the radio station and I would have to have called, emailed, or called them on with Facebook!! How do they think we get around in our day to day chores without a truck, a bicycle??? Some people are so lame and don’t think about what they say to a an audience that is getting more and more fed up with their “studpidity”!!!
    I’ve had my rant and hope you and your family have a great weekend!
    Rita

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    • Donna says:

      Thanks Rita! I just tend to protest with my feet (in this case ears). I completely understand your rant because that is likely what I said to the poor radio at the time.

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  4. Congrats on the new truck! Our 20 year old Ford is still going strong, well, strong enough for now.

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