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Friday, February 3, 2017

Sunrise Sunset

No, I was not thinking of the tune from "Fiddler on the Roof". It just occurred to me that I watched both the sunrise and the sun setting from the seat of the tractor for the first time in quite a while.

It was grain hauling day and I was clearing snow in the yard well before the sun came up. Not a lot of snow compared to a normal winter but it still takes time to do a decent job and make room enough for the big trucks to get around without getting stuck.
Then off to the hundred acre woods with the blade and grain vac to spend an hour or so clearing a path and turn around area for the trucks there.
Although it started out cold at -5F it turned out to be one of the nicer days of the week. Sunshine and no wind. That grain vac sucked up a couple thousand bushels of wheat in short order and with a whole lot less exertion than an auger and shovel used to take. Even so it was a good workout for my aching back but have to say it feels better tonight than it has all week. I think I overdid it lifting that heavy cast pto off the tractor last week. I should have known.
By the time I'd done a little more snow clearing in the yard after the trucks left, it was past sundown. Cats and cattle were looking for their feed and water.

1 comment:

  1. A properly dressed fellow can take a lot of cold if there's no wind. I'm glad you had a productive day; All I got done was sharpen my chainsaw! - lol

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