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.
Of course with Daddy P’s background in fruit and veg, we had a look at the Seville oranges and lemons growing in gardens as we passed.
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.
So off we went into town, on our way to the Cooperativa. Oh wow, more machinery!
One happy boy, enjoying tractor spotting.
32 thoughts on “Tractor spotting”
I love that last photo! My son would get on fabulously with Monkey (think I may have mentioned this before!) They even share the same coat. What a great time, tractor heaven indeed 🙂
I know, we must arrange a meet up with them! Still waiting for our NT membership to arrive 🙁
I have to say we’ve never attempted tractor spotting before 🙂 lovely photos #CountryKids x
I’m waiting for the day that he wants to start writing them all down!
that’s quite a few tractors!
those oranges and lemons look lush 🙂
Compared to our last visit they were few and far between! Normally they outnumber the cars.
Oh I love orange and lemon trees! Love the look of excitement too on your son’s face – priceless! 🙂 #CountryKids.
I know, he is such a fan. I agree it is lovely to see fruit on the trees.
He looks great with his little camera! David Bailey watch out 😀
He loves that camera and takes it everywhere with him (from Kids Capture the Colour comp)
My son is beside me tinkering on the ipad and im here blog hopping and he saw your post and he sat onmy lap cuz he LOVES machines like this =)
You made his day. Imagine how happy hell be when he sees this massiveness in real life!
How sweet! Monkey sometimes get a bit overawed by them close up, but he does love tractors
I love this idea of going on an outing and spotting tractors! There’s just something about tractors that kids love.
He just loves them, he gets so excited!
He looks so happy! Great idea for a trip out, and he clearly wasn’t disappointed!
It’s become a bit of a tradition now, and an easy way to keep him entertained!
So sweet that he;s got his camera out
I know, I’m so pleased we took part in #KCTC last year, he loves that camera.
That is a serious collection of tractors, he must have been in his element! Love the wonderful fruit trees, was he interested in them?
He was in heaven. Daddy P sells fruit and veg for a living so he made sure Monkey showed some interest – lol
My son is a few years older and his vehicle obsession is at its height! I wonder when (if) they grow out of it? However even I would like to see the tractors with all of the olives in.
Fabulous tractor spotting opportunities! Absolutely love that last photo 🙂
It really sums him up at the moment – running from one adventure to the next.
Looks like there were lots to keep Monkey happy! Great that you could do it in the sunshine too 🙂
Oh yes, its the first thing he asks when we get there now, when can we see the tractors!
This is fab, Bud loves tractors too so I think he’d enjoy an afternoon there!
It’s so great for kids over there, you can get right up to the machines and noone minds – he just loves it.
looks like monkey heaven!! love the running picture too.
He really enjoyed himself – heaven is the right word.
Oh my, my youngest son would be in his element there!
It was boy heaven for sure.
It’s an amazing place for little boys!