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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Multiple Cold Starts.

Re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. You may have heard this old expression
of futility. Going through the motions of a task that will have little effect
on the outcome. Thats what was going through my head today as I spent most of it
moving machinery and vehicles out of the shed to get at a wagon load of seed
wheat saved from last year. I needed the wagon so was going to unload into the
bin of new cleaned wheat. It took most of the day but went well. The futility
part is that our ongoing excess moisture situation might just make it impossible
to get that seed into the ground within the normal window of opportunity and
produce a crop.
The old saying goes that when Easter is late, spring is also late. Not a good
scene for this year. Only a little snow melting going on compared to a normal spring
when we might be almost snow-free by this time.
Well, those old engines needed a little exercise I guess so it was not a waste of


  1. Pulling chokes and pumping throttles. Most folks don't know about the finer things in life.

  2. True, and lets not forget pouring gas down the carburetor to prime it. Dangerous? Never had a problem yet.

  3. And then there was the guy who often used a blow-torch to thaw the fuel line on his bush plane!