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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Flat tires and more

The day before yesterday arrived at the field to find three flat tires on the stacker.
When I arrived yesterday the people I am stacking for at the offending tires repaired and mounted on the stacker.
I did some minor repairs and then got Lulu started baling.
I came back to the stacker picked up one load and broke a hydraulic cylinder.
I took it home and came back.
Lulu is listening to books on MP3 and wanted to work late.
I was picking up the last few bales of the day when I hit a rut and heard a loud pop.
It took me a little while to discover that the bolts holding the steering gearbox on had broken.
When I got to our Strawfield I discovered that Lulu had 2000 bales on the counter. She worked past 11 o'clock and seemed a bit tired.
The news is predicting rain on Sunday. I'm taking today off from grounds keeping.

8 comments:

  1. 3 flat tires at once? I'd suspect vandalism. Maybe you have a competitor in the hay baling and stacking business?

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  2. Nice contribution from your daughter. My son would have considered the work not worthy of his time. My daughter would have worked for a while but then gravitated to finding out how fast it would go.

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    1. I suspect they would also do well. It is pretty hard to find a job when you are 15. If you decide you need money you have motivation!

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  3. Man I would trade my son for a daughter who can bale hay.

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  4. Reminds me of the tractor my dad used for construction. It seemed like something was always breaking. I guess it is kind of like our government.

    Grace and peace.

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    1. It is frustrating to be broke all the time.

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