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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.


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

  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. :-)

  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