My dad Ken Austin is an avid Green Magazine subscriber. He bleeds green as some would say. He has over 14 in his collection. In addition to the tractors he has a John Deere snowmobile, several bikes (some of which are rare), pedal tractors (too many to count) and many other John Deere collectors items. For his 60th birthday party we had a John Deere day and invited all his friends. We got out all the John Deere’s and had pictures taken. I believe it was one of the best days of his life. Whenever a local farmer has one of their own tractors break down or just need an extra to get the job done, my dad lets them borrow one of his. Currently, he only has three at home, all the others are out in fields helping local farmers.