We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There's an annual tractor show at the fairgrounds near me that has dozens of old tractors and farm equipment - always a fun day. And this reminds me that the Sunbelt Ag Expo is coming up next month in Moultrie, Georgia - it's worth a two-day trip if you're anywhere in the area. Reserve a campsite/RV spot or a motel room ahead of time, it's kind of in the middle of nowhere and thousands of people show up so accommodations are scarce.
This picture reminds me of the way that slick tractor salesman convinced farmers to start buying tractors with rubber tires. When rubber tractor tires first appeared, many farmers didn't want them. Why pay more for something that wasn't as durable? So the dealers ordered only tractors with rubber tires. When they sold one, they'd say, "Take this tractor home, and as soon as the steel wheels arrive, we will swap them out." In about a week, the farmer would come back and pay the extra charge for the rubber tires, already convinced of how much more comfortable the ride was.