Yesterday was a busy day for lots of little activities. Quite a few pieces of equipment have been in need of mending, so it was off to get them up to date. Well one was a big DOOHH moment though, not really a break down. Greg is always telling everyone not to leave dangerous materials on the ground because they could lead to a flat tire! Well guess what, Greg left a T-post on the ground and as the big JD drove past it, it jumped into the path of the front tire and bit it! That wasn't nice, especially since I was driving the tractor and I left it on the ground... So yesterday it was off to the tire shop to get a quick repair. Not so simple... Said tire has a 4 inch slash in it and a new one had to be ordered! DOHHH! "Always do as I say, not as I do". A very costly example of what not to do. So with temporary patch in place (no baling twine was not used!), Nara helped to put tire back on the JD. then it was off to the wash bay. Azam was there to help out so he was given the cool job (hot day) of pressure washing the tractor. I don't think we have ever seen it that clean. Nice job Azam...
Amoung the repair jobs was the JD riding lawn mower. Nara was there again to lend a hand puting it back together. The small mower was not made for the hard work it is put to around here and finally hit it last rock a couple weeks ago. It was either big bucks for a new deck or find parts and reassemble. With the new parts in hand, Nara set to work with Greg getting it back in working order. Nara had a big smile driving away to finish the mow job after being given a safety course on the finer points using a riding mower.
Derick and Lesley put the finishing touchs on the new lamb feeders Lesley put together (by herself!) the day before. When the lambs rushed in for the evening food, there was much confusion. Their creep feeders had been sealed off since most of the lambs were too big now to fit through the openings. Well... there was skepticism that those strange things on the wall weren't going to swallow them when they got close. But the seasoned ewes went straight for the new source to food. The lambs began to realize that if they didn't get in there, there wouldn't be any dinner left for them. Soon all were spread out chowing down as things were normal. Good job Lesley and Derick.
Even the old farm truck got some touchups. Reaching out the drivers window is no longer necessary to open the door. Off came the door panel and with a little grease on a worn out door handle mechanism saved the day. The door can now be opened without the window having to be lowered. Need that before the fall rains.
Well hope all have been entertained. Lamb Chop wasn't this morning as the picture shows. Maybe we will have to give him a rest from the hat trails. We will see!
Take care everyone. The boss is calling muster and fall into line for the days activities.