Every year about this time I've got to move the manure pile. Over the winter it gets spread out over a large area one wheelbarrow full at a time. Because of the harsh winter our horses spent more time in their stalls which meant more stall cleaning ,thus a larger pile. In years past I've been lucky to have access to the Cornerstone Construction tractor or the Jason Ray Bobcat loader to turn the manure over and pile it into a large, manageable mountain. This year I finally got my own tractor; it's a 20 year old Mitsubishi that was originally used in the rice paddies in Japan. It has a 4 cylinder diesel engine producing 30 hp smooth as a Singer sewing machine on wheels. It's going to get a real workout grading our driveway, tilling garden space, dressing the riding arena and round pen, solving drainage problems, mowing and of course keeping Manure Mountain under control. I've got plans for a bigger garden, a wildflower plot and hopefully a decent pasture.
Of course I won't be the only one in the driver's seat...
Monday, March 29, 2010
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My e-mail account has been hijacked and various spam emails which appear to have come from my address are being sent to my entire address book. I am taking steps to stop this hack attack but for now don't open any obscure mail from my address. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion this may be causing....Guard your passwords!!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Man o' man, what a week. Such a good trip home! I stumbled onto this link and thought it was worth sharing. It made me smile and given the fact I just talked about a long lost memory of listening to Bobby McFarren while watching my uncles bowl at the Nowata bowling alley back in the late 80's, I thought it was appropriate. Enjoy!