Qwinton Tripp, son of Adam Tripp and Amanda Freerkson, recently brought his tractor collection in to show the residents at Gundersen Harmony Care Center.
Qwinton is 8 years old and a Harmony Cub Scout. He is currently working on earning an achievement badge. One of the requirements is to visit an important place in the community and present one’s collection.
Qwinton began collecting tractors as an infant, receiving his first tractor as a gift from a dear friend and man whom he called Grandpa — Murrell Jacobson.
Qwinton began by showing his favorite tractor in his collection, a John Deere 50. He shared that the number engraved on each tractor is equivalent to the size of the tractor.
Qwinton’s collection isn’t exclusive to the John Deere models. His collection encompasses every dealership and piece of machinery, including an International Farmall, an Allis Chalmers, a new 12-row New Holland corn picker, a Case International, and even an antique Ford tractor, which his dad played with as a boy.
Qwinton, who wants to be a farmer when he grows up, shared that to be in the farming business one would need to have more than three different sizes of tractors. One would also need a disk to plant a field, a planter, a hay wagon, a combine, a plow, a manure spreader, a bailer, a rake, a mower, a loader, lots of patience, plenty of good weather, be willing to work seven days a week, 365 days a year, and a dependence on God.
Thanks to Qwinton for coming in and sharing his farm toy collection with us.