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New Cold Day Farm Report
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 12-17-2004 at 17:02:28       [Reply]  [No Email]

Whatever I didn’t enjoy doing yesterday I have another day to enjoy those activities today. Whoopee! And I mean that. Like making (or getting ) these computers to work for me. Maybe even get to assemble an engine. I had brought in day before yesterday. Sheesh! Is Frieda slow on tripping over that project as I figure she’ll magically become der Herr Clink, when she does. (grin)
Stepping outside into the clear skied day, the morning air still, though sharp just the same. Cold, cold, cold! Chores here, making pails on the other end, I turned my efforts to materials hunting and handling. I needed a sheet of plywood that I had purchased some eight to ten years ago, its intended purpose having been waylaid with the brush chopper accident. I had spotted it several weeks ago. Knowing where it was and laying my hands on it were to entirely different things. Some of those things being mostly all the additional lumbers and plywood’s that had been stacked in front of or over the desired piece. It was sort out, temporarily restack time, to ferret out a single heavy sheet for my current project. While is was at it I pulled out more materials than I needed. Then it was take inventory time, sorting more, before putting it all back neatly. Only this time knowing what is in that supply pile.
My 4’x8’ ¾” treated plywood man handled or manipulated for a short trip, the next part of the project meant digging out the project trailer in question. Snow removal, I love it. Down the boots, freezing the gloves, my feet slipping and sliding, the tongue having had fallen off its block , levering the tongue free it frozen position into the earth, hooking it up to the pickup insistent on sliding sideways. The equipment joined I moved the clod mass in front of the shop. Unloaded the plywood, a pickup tool box to be later mounted upon the trailer tongue for firewood cutting tools. Cleaning out the trailer (a shortened 58 chevy frame and intact cargo box) was relatively easy the bottom covered in several scrap pieces of plywood to roughly keep loads from falling out through the rotted out floor. It is now in the shop. Other 2’x4’x¾” pieces of plywood lean against a shop wall to fill in the box corners the first sheet can’t reach. A parking jack I had rebuilt some time ago is also slated for tongue attachment. A pile of shock absorbers are laid out for nearest fir selection, for trailer frame and axel modifications. Two/three/for… alright… a week and it should all be put back into serviceable condition. He he, right along side another smaller trailer for woodlot use behind the Ranger.
A fruitless ride for me I went with bro to Gander Mountain store to pickup his gun safe. Checked out some magnum 17 cal hp ammo and guns. I would do better shooting woodchucks finding my a surplus howitzer. Could even leave it hooked to the truck, letting the recoil move it forward for the next shot.
Getting back it was chore time. Seems all I do is move hay. This colder weather certainly has stimulated the ladies appetites. Then it was on home, and tripping over a cardboard box in the dark, by the backdoor, getting in the house. Halleluiah, The first parts I had ordered for the remote gates had arrived, already. Now, if I can sneak around the corner for a bit, I can pickup three plastic barrels for the first two openers. Christmas is early for me. This stuff is better than an electric train.
If these reports get boring, let me know?

KatG    Posted 12-17-2004 at 17:59:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Your reports are always something I look forward to reading Fern...In fact I read them to MAtt...and tell him "listen what Fern is having to do and we think we got it rough" learn alot of things from your experiences..You be careful on that slippey barnyard...KAtG

donna in w.v    Posted 12-17-2004 at 17:34:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Fern, I sometimes get TIRED reading your stories but I'm NEVER BORED> Not ever.

Alias    Posted 12-17-2004 at 17:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I repeat, be careful when slipping and sliding out there on the snow and ice. You might fall on yer wallet and bust yer cash.......gfp

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