One of Monkey’s highlights of a trip to Granny and Gramps in Spain, is to go tractor spotting. You really don’t have to look very hard! My parents live in a rural area in southern Spain, you are in olive groves within a couple of minutes from walking to the top of their road. So on our recent visit, it wasn’t long before Monkey wanted to go for a walk. Can we go to the Cooperativa Gramps?
The Cooperativa is where all the local farms take their olives for weighing and sorting before they go off for processing. We also think that farm machinery is shared or leased as there is always a number of different pieces of machinery parked up.
We had missed the harvest of the green, and then black olives this time. The farmers were busy in the fields cutting down dead wood and old trees, preparing the fields for this years crop. This meant that we wouldn’t see the long stream of tractors with olive laden trailers dumping their loads. But Monkey didn’t mind. A bit of tractor spotting, was better than none at all.
We’d only just left my parents road when Monkey got his first tractor spotting opportunity.
To add to the excitement – Daddy it’s a John Deere!!!! This is Monkey’s tractor make of choice. He is totally obsessed with John Deere, it won’t be long before he’s reciting model numbers, I can see that day coming.
Can we find some more please! Tractor Spotting in the Spanish sun, with his camera in hand.