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David is following in the footsteps of his Great Grandfather, William Brown, by constructing a tractor for Hoe Grange. Although slightly different!
Tedding the hay with a Model T
Model T with mid mounted mower
Great Grandpa's tractors were constructed in the 1930's using Ford Model T cars as their base. Tractors were hard to come by and expensive, so these machines were cleverly adapted for various jobs around the farm from cultivating, and mowing to tedding or turning the hay.
William Brown was an amazing engineer who was ahead of his time and even suggested such radical ideas as introducing milk quotas, which eventually came in the late 1980's. His ideas were published in the "Farmer and Stockbreeder" magazines of the time along with photographs of his magnificently adapted machines.
I like to think he would be proud of my little grey Fergie tractor - it is a lot simpler and a little smaller, but just as practical and suitably fit for it's task! Our wooden play tractor is just the right size for our little guests, who want to play at being Farmer Brown whilst staying here on holiday in the fabulous Peak District countryside.
Come along and try it for size!
Who wants to be the first to ride our tractor?
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We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more
It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more
Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more
Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more
We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more
Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more
For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more
What can I say?
We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
It was our first trip away with my... read more
We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more
Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more
Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more
We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more
lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more