Friday, February 6, 2009

Meanwhile, back at the farm

I'm kind of excited for LEGO's new farm sets. While I understand that may be expected based on my current geographic proximity to Kansas (we're 10 houses from the State Line, appropriately named State Line Road), I think it also has to do with being curious about the actual workings of a farm.

This past fall, I went to my first working farm while staying outside Hutchinson, Kansas, where the Kansas State Fair is held annually. In the morning I was playing on the rug with the farmer's son, who was showing me his collection of toy farm machines. He taught me how to use a thresher and tractor properly by dragging them across the rug. I also had put the front of a combine on backwards, which I think would have caused serious issues in real life.

Since I don't think I'll be getting behind the wheel of a life-size thresher soon, at least I can imagine it with the new farm sets.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Do they make riding mowers with sidecars?