As I stood beside some farmers, I asked what this tractor would cost. Their estimates were around $500,000. I’m not sure how close they were – my guess is that they were within the ballpark. With the tractor is Bob Watson, service manager at Moody’s, giving some perspective on the size! And he’s over 6′ tall!
I had been invited to attend the grand opening of Moody’s, a farm implement and construction firm in Kindersley. I appreciated the free steak dinner, and the company of friends, and the opportunity to see what farmers are looking at these days.
I ventured by the Farm Credit Corporation. The helpful “sales” people helpfully showed me that my income and even my retirement savings wouldn’t even come close to starting a viable farm here on the prairies. Disappointed, I picked up one of their very nice pens and walked away.
Thanks to Eric Friesen, manager for the Kindersley branch of Moody’s, for the invitation. As a part of our congregation, he seeks to live a Christian life in the marketplace. Anyone who pushes beyond the safety of a private spirituality and is willing to live as an open Christian deserves praise in my books!