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Lawn grooming with a Palomino

Fred Hendricks
Bucyrus, Ohio

Riding a palomino for lawn grooming is not a common practice unless of course you own a Roof Palomino lawn mower. The Palominos are no longer used for lawn care due to deteriorating age. Larry Ary has made a mission to preserve those long ago relics. Larry first learned about the Palomino while attending a tractor show in Brookville, Ind., in 2005. The Garden Tractor Club of America had both the Roof Palomino and the Roof 60 lawn mowers on display. When Larry saw the unusual Palomino, he set a course to own one. Now he has a small stable of them.

A lifelong resident of southwest Ohio, Larry grew up on a farm until 10 years of age when he moved to the city. After high school, that childhood yearning for the farm drew him back. Larry worked a number of years for a large farming operation in his community. “I always enjoyed operating the John Deere tractors and equipment used on that farm where I worked out of high school. When my son was born I wanted to build a little tractor but never got it done. I left the farm job for work in our nearby GM plant. That gnawing desire for farming and the related equipment hung with me. When my grandson was six, I finally built my first mini tractor. It’s a John Deere Model L converted from a lawn tractor,” he reminisced.

Larry now resides in Lebanon, Ohio, which is part of the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Lebanon was named after the Biblical Lebanon because of the juniper or Eastern Redcedar trees that grow in that region. The Redcedar is similar to the Lebanon Cedar. Consequently, the city is known as The Cedar City. Lebanon came to the forefront in 1979 when the movie, “Harper Valley PTA” staring Barbara Eden, was filmed there.

Riding a palomino for lawn grooming is not a common practice unless of course you own a Roof Palomino lawn mower. The Palominos are no longer used for lawn care due to deteriorating age. Larry Ary has made a mission to preserve those long ago relics. Larry first learned about the Palomino while attending a tractor show in Brookville, Ind., in 2005. The Garden Tractor Club of America had both the Roof Palomino and the Roof 60 lawn mowers on display. When Larry saw the unusual Palomino, he set a course to own one. Now he has a small stable of them.

A lifelong resident of southwest Ohio, Larry grew up on a farm until 10 years of age when he moved to the city. After high school, that childhood yearning for the farm drew him back. Larry worked a number of years for a large farming operation in his community. “I always enjoyed operating the John Deere tractors and equipment used on that farm where I worked out of high school. When my son was born I wanted to build a little tractor but never got it done. I left the farm job for work in our nearby GM plant. That gnawing desire for farming and the related equipment hung with me. When my grandson was six, I finally built my first mini tractor. It’s a John Deere Model L converted from a lawn tractor,” he reminisced.

Larry now resides in Lebanon, Ohio, which is part of the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Lebanon was named after the Biblical Lebanon because of the juniper or Eastern Redcedar trees that grow in that region. The Redcedar is similar to the Lebanon Cedar. Consequently, the city is known as The Cedar City. Lebanon came to the forefront in 1979 when the movie, “Harper Valley PTA” staring Barbara Eden, was filmed there.

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Riding a palomino for lawn grooming is not a common practice unless of course you own a Roof Palomino lawn mower. The Palominos are no longer used for lawn care due to deteriorating age. Larry Ary has made a mission to preserve those long ago relics. Larry first learned about the Palomino while attending a tractor show in Brookville, Ind., in 2005. The Garden Tractor Club of America had both the Roof Palomino and the Roof 60 lawn mowers on display. When Larry saw the unusual Palomino, he set a course to own one. Now he has a small stable of them.

A lifelong resident of southwest Ohio, Larry grew up on a farm until 10 years of age when he moved to the city. After high school, that childhood yearning for the farm drew him back. Larry worked a number of years for a large farming operation in his community. “I always enjoyed operating the John Deere tractors and equipment used on that farm where I worked out of high school. When my son was born I wanted to build a little tractor but never got it done. I left the farm job for work in our nearby GM plant. That gnawing desire for farming and the related equipment hung with me. When my grandson was six, I finally built my first mini tractor. It’s a John Deere Model L converted from a lawn tractor,” he reminisced.

Larry now resides in Lebanon, Ohio, which is part of the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Lebanon was named after the Biblical Lebanon because of the juniper or Eastern Redcedar trees that grow in that region. The Redcedar is similar to the Lebanon Cedar. Consequently, the city is known as The Cedar City. Lebanon came to the forefront in 1979 when the movie, “Harper Valley PTA” staring Barbara Eden, was filmed there.

Riding a palomino for lawn grooming is not a common practice unless of course you own a Roof Palomino lawn mower. The Palominos are no longer used for lawn care due to deteriorating age. Larry Ary has made a mission to preserve those long ago relics. Larry first learned about the Palomino while attending a tractor show in Brookville, Ind., in 2005. The Garden Tractor Club of America had both the Roof Palomino and the Roof 60 lawn mowers on display. When Larry saw the unusual Palomino, he set a course to own one. Now he has a small stable of them.

A lifelong resident of southwest Ohio, Larry grew up on a farm until 10 years of age when he moved to the city. After high school, that childhood yearning for the farm drew him back. Larry worked a number of years for a large farming operation in his community. “I always enjoyed operating the John Deere tractors and equipment used on that farm where I worked out of high school. When my son was born I wanted to build a little tractor but never got it done. I left the farm job for work in our nearby GM plant. That gnawing desire for farming and the related equipment hung with me. When my grandson was six, I finally built my first mini tractor. It’s a John Deere Model L converted from a lawn tractor,” he reminisced.

Larry now resides in Lebanon, Ohio, which is part of the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Lebanon was named after the Biblical Lebanon because of the juniper or Eastern Redcedar trees that grow in that region. The Redcedar is similar to the Lebanon Cedar. Consequently, the city is known as The Cedar City. Lebanon came to the forefront in 1979 when the movie, “Harper Valley PTA” staring Barbara Eden, was filmed there.

Riding a palomino for lawn grooming is not a common practice unless of course you own a Roof Palomino lawn mower. The Palominos are no longer used for lawn care due to deteriorating age. Larry Ary has made a mission to preserve those long ago relics. Larry first learned about the Palomino while attending a tractor show in Brookville, Ind., in 2005. The Garden Tractor Club of America had both the Roof Palomino and the Roof 60 lawn mowers on display. When Larry saw the unusual Palomino, he set a course to own one. Now he has a small stable of them.

A lifelong resident of southwest Ohio, Larry grew up on a farm until 10 years of age when he moved to the city. After high school, that childhood yearning for the farm drew him back. Larry worked a number of years for a large farming operation in his community. “I always enjoyed operating the John Deere tractors and equipment used on that farm where I worked out of high school. When my son was born I wanted to build a little tractor but never got it done. I left the farm job for work in our nearby GM plant. That gnawing desire for farming and the related equipment hung with me. When my grandson was six, I finally built my first mini tractor. It’s a John Deere Model L converted from a lawn tractor,” he reminisced.

Larry now resides in Lebanon, Ohio, which is part of the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Lebanon was named after the Biblical Lebanon because of the juniper or Eastern Redcedar trees that grow in that region. The Redcedar is similar to the Lebanon Cedar. Consequently, the city is known as The Cedar City. Lebanon came to the forefront in 1979 when the movie, “Harper Valley PTA” staring Barbara Eden, was filmed there.