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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Late Night, Deep Snow


Well at least it wasn't cold. Snow had been drifting pretty bad all afternoon with the strong north wind so I knew it could be difficult getting through my driveway. Speed carried me through the worst of it without hitting the ditch. But about half a minute after the camera fell off it's mount I came to a spinning stop. Once the snow got up to the bumper even four spinning winter tires could not carry me any further. Another hundred feet or so of deep snow and I would have been through the worst. Rather than burn up the transmission rocking back and forth a few inches at a time I decided to walk in to the yard and get a tractor. Even at a mild 15 degrees (F) I don't think any of my diesels would start easily so I fired up the sixty year old Cockshutt 40. The gas engine will start easily even at cold temperatures although it complains a little and the carburetor ices up.
Plenty of fresh air and good exercise plus justification for owning a gas guzzling four wheel drive SUV.

3 comments:

  1. I don't think I'll be moving up your way anytime soon!

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  2. Its not so bad Gorges. As long as you dress warm, after 40 years or so you'd get used to the weather in Sask. :-)

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  3. Ralph
    I am a columnist with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix newspaper. I have the opportunity to meet interesting people and tell some of the story of the things they do and accomplish, everything from a couple of friends in Wadena who have gone hunting together for more than 50 years, to a woman who runs the Lunch and Munch diner in Hoosier, Saskatchewan.

    I hope to do a story on an antique tractor collector in Saskatchewan. I think readers would enjoy hearing about this. Do you know of any collectors in Saskatchewan? Any suggestions or comments you have to help me find a collector is welcome.

    Thank you Ralph.

    bob florence
    Saskatoon
    stoupabob@gmail.com

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