Synopses & Reviews
As a tractor restorer, Roger Welsch is, well, he's a fine writer. Yet despite his mechanical shortcomings (and they are many), he's determined to bring rusted heaps of farm machinery back to life. In this hilarious follow-up to his best-selling Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them, he chronicles the unlikely restoration of an Allis Chalmers tractor.
The missteps, mishaps, and local characters Roger encountered while reviving his now-beloved tractor (nicknamed "Woodpecker") are recorded in Roger's lively and humorous style. From his earliest misgivings about the project to the bizarre victory party thrown to celebrate the tractor's rebirth, nothing is as it should be in Roger's world of restoration. It's a wonder he can type since he's all thumbs.
Knee-slapping fun for everyone! Well-known humorist and columnist Roger Welsch recalls with wit the missteps, mishaps, and local characters he encountered along the way to fixing up a pile of rusty sheet metal to a beautifully restored Allis Chalmers WC he lovingly refers to as Woodpecker. Listen-in as Roger tells the humorous story of the challenge that led to the Woodpeckers restoration, and the victory party that followed.
As a tractor restorer, Roger Welsch is determined to bring rusted heaps of farm machinery back to life. In this hilarious follow-up to his bestselling "Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them", he chronicles the unlikely restoration of an Allis Chalmers tractor nicknamed "Woodpecker".
About the Author
Roger Welsch can best be described as a cross between Erma Bombeck and Dr. Ruth, except male and living in Nebraska with his wife and dogs. Before turning his talents to canine psychology, Roger was best known as \u201cthe fat guy in overalls\u201d on CBS\u2019 Sunday Morning, where he offered up essays on rural and small-town life on the plains.