Meet Mathilda

I’d like to introduce you to a special new member of our family.  I’ve named her Mathilda, though Stephen is trying to come up with a more manly sounding name, but I think she looks like a Mathilda.  What do you think?

She’s got a groovy 80’s vibe and plenty of width across the back end, she reminds me a little of myself.

Like most ladies Mathilda loves accessories.  She comes equipped with a front loader, a bale spear and a bush hog.

Like all new additions we’ve had some teething troubles.  At first a cell in her battery failed so it went flat and her alternator  needs replacing.  We also had a bit of an issue on Wednesday when Stephen took her out for a bit of a spin only to get stuck in a boggy patch at the bottom of our field.  Our neighbour brought out his CAT and dragged Mathilda out and she is now safely ensconced on the drier high ground at the front of our land.  Soon she will have her own special tent to live in where she will be very warm and cosy.

Despite our difficulties we are very happy to have Mathilda as part of our family.  I hope that she likes us and her new name; David Brown Case 1390 just didn’t have a friendly ring to it.  We are looking forward to many farming adventures with our new-to-us and most beautifully retro tractor.

It’ll be nice to have another girl around.


  1. #1 by Em on May 16, 2011 - 10:14 am

    Love the name, love the tractor and laughed my butt off at the sentence about “plenty of width across the back end like me”. Great post and happy adventures with Matilda.

    • #2 by emmalina73 on May 16, 2011 - 8:39 pm

      Thanks my lovely pal. You can have a ride when you come over for a visit ; )

  2. #3 by movita on May 16, 2011 - 11:48 am

    Oh, she’s definitely a Mathilda. I like her style…

    • #4 by emmalina73 on May 16, 2011 - 8:35 pm

      I agree she is a tractor hottie and Mathilda is a great name. One vote for me I think…

  3. #5 by Stephen on May 16, 2011 - 6:10 pm

    Not Mathilda. That’s a dumb name. I’m going to report you to the Royal Society Against Tractor Abuse. They have a database of appropriate names to choose from and in extreme cases like this, they have been known to swoop in on Chinooks and rescue tractors from abusive farms. And why a girls name? Maybe a unisex name, although most of them are equally lame (lesley, gene, sidney, bob). I think we should seek inspiration from 80s cartoon characters (batfink, dangermouse / penfold, skeletor, etc) or pop icons (LeBon, Sting, The Edge, etc).

    Come on people, get some imagination. Mathilda just will not do.

    • #6 by emmalina73 on May 16, 2011 - 8:34 pm

      There is something very wrong with you. Very. Wrong.

  4. #7 by emma on May 20, 2011 - 2:34 am

    As an Australian, it has to be said: If she is to be called Mathilda, who’ll go a-waltzing with her?

    • #8 by emmalina73 on May 20, 2011 - 4:22 pm

      You are most certainly welcome to invite her to waltz with you but if I see a billabong there shall be stern comments!

      • #9 by emma on May 20, 2011 - 5:58 pm

        Actually, I did see some square dancing tractors here last fall (Ontario – a world of entertainment) which could be a possibility for Mathilda if she needs a creative outlet.

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