Antique tractor collecting and restoration has never been more popularÂ—and all the newcomers need to be warned, according to old tractor guru Roger Welsch. Otherwise, theyâ€™ll end up alone with three mortgages and two ex-wivesÂ—but they will have a barn with a sparkling restored tractor. Here, in a tone comfortably lodged between wise and wisecracking, the man Charles Kuralt called "Americaâ€™s premier storyteller" recounts falling in love with bringing old tractors back to lifeÂ—and, along the way, manages to impart some sound advice, including the basics: What is old? What is a tractor? And what is it with old tractors, anyway? He also covers the finer points of restoration and repair, from the tools of the trade to tractor parts to the restorerâ€™s use of common household objects in a pinch.