Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pink Acres is the Place to Be




 Have you noticed how everything turns pink in October in support of Breast Cancer Month?  {I dearly wish it was called Healthy Breasts Month to help us focus on the positives, but it's a vitally important cause no matter what the name is.}  And just when you thought you'd seen it all, I may have found something new for the hobby farmists amongst you to consider.

Yes ~ you can buy your very own limited-edition pink tractor, produced by New Holland Agriculture, which has released a small number of lolly-pink Boomer compact tractors to raise funds {in conjunction with Australian supplier Black-Trac} for the National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia.   So ladies, if you want to acquire a piece of agricultural machinery for "loading mulch, mowing the lawn or clearing a pasture" that you can pretty safely keep your man from borrowing, this is the tractor for you!  And of course, you must wear a pretty dress and leopard-print gumboots to add your own modern day twist on Green Acres ~ or is it Pink Acres?

ps: A little 'thank you for your support' launch special for my lovely blog readers:  If you order one of my originals at my Etsy store by Friday 9th Oct and mention 'Brazen Hussy' in the order notes, I'll give you 15% off via a refund back to your credit card.  And if you're a regular commenter, I'll add in a couple of Shell Sherree gift cards with my compliments, as an extra Thank You!  Any questions/suggestions/requests, don't hesitate to email me.  Ta!

21 comments:

  1. It reminds me of a dune buggy! This would have been perfect for Lisa of Green Acres.

    Another cute drawing, Shell.

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  2. I have to agree with the renaming of breast month as you say.

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  3. I think even Zsa Zsa would ride it. She and her healthy breasts.

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  4. Yes, i realized it too..was it 'Let's-Fight-Breast-Cancer Month' now?

    Anyway...that horse look so funny!hehehe..cute too

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  5. Cali ~ it does have a touch of dune buggy about it ~ or perhaps it's just my rendering of it. ;)

    Cafe ~ k9s are so wise.

    Petrea ~ isn't there a saying, "she who farms most needs fewer husbands...?"

    Finie ~ even horses get a piece of the pink action. :)

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  6. Oh my! I never realized how much I wanted a pink tractor. Really. If only my yard were bigger than an actual tractor.

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  7. I had a comment all ready to go, but then read Petrea's and it seemed so flat in comparison.

    Word verification: Cooducki. Can't top that either.

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  8. Now, Karin, don't go expecting us to fall for your falsie modesty.

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  9. Margaret ~ the ad in the paper said they have toy versions and scale models as well ~ might distract you and your girls from the carbs.

    Hiker, Petrea ~ LOL!! My readers in Silicone Valley are strangely silent on the subject...

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  10. Like Margaret, I never knew I wanted one until I saw it here. If only Australia weren't so far away.

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  11. Truth stranger than fiction: for a few years my mammograms were supervised by Dr. Masto. Too bad he retired, he was very popular.

    More truth stranger than fiction: my WV is "bonsms." Close enough.

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  12. You're all very cute—almost as cute as Shell's pink tractor (and you are quite fetching in your leopard-print Wellies) and the horse with the flowered blanket! Love it, Shell.

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  13. Mise ~ You'd look great on one of these!

    Petrea ~ oooh, I can hear Twilight Zone music playing...

    Thanks, Alexa ~ and yes, a cute bunch for sure!!

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  14. Sweet & Tasty Acres is the place I'd rather be.

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  15. Cafe ~ you're right ~ there are no macarons in them thar fields. Here's a quick fix for a sweet-toothed puppy.

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  16. Oh fab! If I had a tractor like that, I might enjoy working in the yard more (not that I have a large one, mind you). Maybe I'd just drive it down to the store or donut shop.

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  17. Oh I must have one!!!! I could put it ummmmm errrrr hmmmmm.....

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  18. PCN ~ oh great, now I want a doughnut!

    Adventures ~ hmmmmmmm, she'd be very obvious double-parked...

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  19. Love the pink tractor and the pink blanket of the horse and the boots and...everything !! As always !!

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  20. You aren't too far off!

    http://www.fosterstractor.com/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=7

    The game show "Deal or No Deal" offered a pink tractor to a contestant a couple of years ago. I don't think she accepted it, so it's been making the sale rounds instead.

    I have a "Save the TaTas" t-shirt and wear it proudly. I'm getting a reduction next year, so it's kind of ironic. ;)

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  21. Merci beaucoup, Marylène!

    ET Suzy ~ I wonder if that's what inspired the New Holland people to produce theirs! So I'm confused ~ did your TaTas buy their own t-shirt in protest? :)

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