Posted 02-28-2005 at 08:21:14
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I aint cut out for this.
Planted white pines over the weekend. I'm 52 or close to it, but feel more like 92 or close to it.
Got 4 rows set. About 200 trees, but I swear it was 2,000.
Fought it all the way. Tractor wouldn't start. Filter jelled, ground cable got bad over night it seems. Had to bushog, the PTO shaft had been borrowed late fall, could not remember who had it. Well, that amounted to 'home week' going around hunting for it.
"Dont have the PTO shaft, want some coffee and a biscuit?"
Hour later. Next neighbor.
"TD has your PTO shaft, it fits his mower better that his own, want some coffee? Say, can you help me get some wood in the house?"
Hour later. At the store getting a few cans of off road fuel.
"Hey! Mud, where you been dude?" "Seen pictures of our trip to Wyoming?"
Hour later & home again. One more look around and sure enough. There is the shaft in the corner behind a grain shovel with a chore coat hanging on it.
Finally got the first two rows in by dark. Next two rows next day.
Old timer tells me that I planted them trees at the best possible tiime, full moon with wet weather on it's way. He also tells me that I ought to soak some in a salt bath and drink up some cough syrup. Couldn't find the epsom, but something for the cough.