When we first came to this property there were several vehicles, at least half a dozen, including tractors, Jeeps, and various motorized farm implements. Very few were in good working order, and even fewer remain on the farm, refurbished to either above and beyond their original glory or revamped to a new use, transformed into a hybrid machine, cooler than the Transformers we played with as kids because they’re real. This Jeep is one of those awesome hybrids. As you can see from the pictures, it appears to be Army issue, with a pesticide tank in its trunk. However, as you may already know, we at Fire Mountain Farms use no such thing as pesticides, and have even started the process for our organic certification (and have been operating as an organic farm since our founding eight years ago).
It was actually the fire inspector’s idea to use the Jeep as a fire truck. In our efforts to naturally fertilize our whole property, especially our mac nut trees, we burn our extra brush and use the nutrients from the ash for our soil. The Jeep acts as our safety fire truck in case anything gets “out of hand.” Our farm manager, Billy, is experienced at burning brush, but occasionally the wind can change direction with swift, unpredictable gusts. So it was great that we kept this Jeep/Transformer on hand.