I started with tractors when my father sold his Florida nursery in 1988 and gave me his 10-year-old B6100E. Later I got a larger Kubota to mow more grass faster on our acreage in Bloomington, Indiana. We moved to southeastern Ohio where I raised sheep for a decade. wrote Shepherd: A Memoir, and operated a JD970. My retirement tractor is a B2601, and I love its FEL— stupidly my first!