When we stopped in Perham, Minnesota for lunch with our friend Jana, she took us out to see her father’s tractors. When she first mentioned it, I thought she meant he collected and restored tractors.
Rod, a retired railroad employee, takes raw metal bars and makes models of tractors. He has made roughly 160 tractors [and a few trucks and cars].
We are always grateful when we come upon unexpected and often unheralded craftsmanship. I wonder how many other such craftsmen we pass as we wander down the road.
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Date of our visit: 11 September 2018