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Riding off into the sunset on a John Deere tractor: Retiring in the plains region

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

They purchased a John Deere tractor and a harvester combine to tend to the land and grow their own crops.
They purchased a John Deere tractor and a harvester combine to tend to the land and grow their own crops.

Though many Americans think of the warm beaches and palm trees of Florida as a perfect place to retire, others choose life on a John Deere tractor while collecting the annual harvest as a relaxing alternative.

Louanne Theilmann Isernhagen wrote in an article for the Wall Street Journal that she and her husband moved to St. Francis, Kansas, and couldn't have been happier with their decision.

The decision to move to Kansas came from her husband Glenn, who wanted to live on a farm and relax. They purchased a John Deere tractor and a combine to tend to the land and grow their own crops.

According to the article, harvesting the crops each year has given the couple a shared and sustainable activity to enjoy. They sacrificed a town center for a pasture and don't regret their decision at all.

The town of St. Francis, Kansas has a population of 1,285 and is nestled along the Republican River, according to the town's website. 

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