Sunday, April 15, 2012

My dream tractor and a Pig BBQ

Now that we are "penniless" entertainment has to be cheap!!!!  On Saturday our local town had a home show on.  We have been before and it is nothing special but generally interesting, and entrance is by donation.  All donation's go to our local hospital foundation, so that makes it worth while in my opinion.

While we were there we popped by the John Deere stand and there was my dream tractor.
The marvelous thing about this tractor, you do not have to get off the tractor to take off the bucket or put the grass cutter back on.  There are controls on the tractor that you drive over the grass cutter, lower something, it grabs the grass cutter and clips/hooks it on.  There is only one little issue with this, and that's the price.........it costs the same as my new car..............hhhhmmmmmm.......was it a good decision buying the car, when I could have had this tractor????

I also saw this:
It's a BBQ, can't say it's something I would want, but it's fun to look at I guess.  There was some neat wood pellet grills there by Traeger that I had never seen before.  I am not a huge fan of BBQ-ing, and dh doesn't cook period, but this seemed like a neat and environmentally friendly system.  In Canada the smallest system was around $500 CDN.

We also talked to a couple of local roofing people, as we HAVE to replace the garage roof by the Fall.......so have to start saving for that next.  We also found a place where we can buy the supplies so we can maintain our water softener ourselves, saving us at least $100 a year.  Home Hardware were also there and were giving out $10 off coupons when you spend $50 so that will also come in handy at some point as well.

So all in all a very informative couple of hours spent there and it will hopefully help us save some money in the long run.

What's your best source of cheap entertainment?

12 comments:

Clint Baker said...

How fun is that! Love the Pig Bar-B-Q! It sounds like you have a wonderful night!

Debby said...

That is one heck of a tractor, hubby is so wanting one like that, for what I do not know!!! Funny pig BBQ, we have 3 diffrent types of grill so I would have had to pass it by as well! Ha Ceap entertainment around here is getting on the Harley (cheap gas) and driving around the country dreaming of what it would be like

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Would also love one of those "green" babies sitting in our yard too, however with a cab.

beagleAnnie said...

For me, the cheap entertainment is carrying a camera and going to my favorite park filled with flowers through the year.

Sandi McBride said...

we would love to have that tractor!!! Oh rather Papa would love it...and I rather like the pig...looks like a big bank
Batgirl (and Sandi)

Star said...

I LOVE that pig barbecue thingy.

I'm not a great barbecue fan, but if I had the pig, I might just be tempted!

Theanne said...

love that BBQ pig!

Blessings said...

this post made me chuckle..as our daughter who bought 60 acre farm last year just purchased a "John Deere", not as elaborate as the photo..but still love my girl with a tractor..and the pink " hog roaster" just made me giggle...genius..
best wishes to you & yours
~~hugs~`

Rose said...

I'm a fan of anything John Deere....and like the Pink Pig Bar-b-cue....

Lena said...

Hahaha...Awesome BBQ pig!! :)

JohnD said...

What's my best source of cheap entertainment? - reading the international and national e-newspapers on my pc for free! either that or walking around with a pocket Nikon digital camera at the ready LOL!

megan blogs said...

My best source of cheap entertainment is the Internet and my cats. On Da Web, i can usually find a good blog or two to read, and the cats are just fun. I sometimes chase them, they sometimes chase me, or we walk around the yard, taking in all the sights.

I also love just looking at the water, and there are wonderful places to hike and walk.

megan