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I went out this afternoon to dig and move snow with the tractor so Cindy could get out to go to work in the morning and people could drive in. I pushed a load out of the driveway and across the road and dumped it in the ditch and when I went to bvck up…………..the tractor wouldn’t go in reverse!

O man!

I was stuck crossways in the road with my front wheels hung over the edge of the ditch on top of snow and they sank a little. I fiddled and messed with it trying to get it back into reverse, but all it did was go forward and make things worse. Finally I came to the house and got Cindy and a tow rope and my Dodge Ram 4×4. I got hooked on and had Cindy steer and after a lot of grunting and hitting it harder and harder, we got it popped out and pulled into the yard.

I came in and called the local mechanic and asked what to do. He mentioned several things, so I called Chance and told him to come help as I am not a very good grease monkey. While looking and fiddling with it, I took a cover off, tried moving a couple things and viola! I got it! Woo hoo! And now I know what to do next time this happens!

I was so proud of myself. And so thankful God looks over us idiots! Praise the Lord!

March Blizzard 09

There’s an arctic knife cuttin’

‘cross the snowdrifts scattered ‘round

slicin’ a few flakes loose to blow

‘fore they slither to the ground

that knife wind cuts into my cheek

where my beard don’t cover skin

my eyes are shutter’d about halfmast

but my mouth has got a grin

this March blizzard sure was a doozy

a blowin banshee sunovagun

I’m sure proud of that first cow calvin’

after this last storm was done!

R Dennis March 09

Is here! Snow coming in horizontilly as I type. Wind out of the north east and slowly coming around to the north. Chance and I sorted off 4 cows last evening that looked like they might calve and locked them in the shed. None had calved yet this morning. When I got up in the night we just had the wind and no snow, but it seems to be making up for lost time.

Oh well, I bet we have a good grass year this year. And at least all the dams and waterholes around here are full. Praise the Lord!

Got up to almost 40 today. Squished down some of the snow. More snow coming tomorrow with another blizzard supposed to start tomorrow night and go until early Tuesday morning. Hope everybody is ready for it!

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Miss reading the comics in the daily paper and on the weekends.

Go look over here..

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Just so you know I haven’t been slacking off too much.

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And if anyone is wanting a saddle, my personal sadfdle is for sale. Call me or get in touch with me thru’ this post by leaving a comment and where I can get a hold of you. Here’s a picture.

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I went out before daylight and plugged the tractor in and was sure wonderin’ about that new calf, as the wind was blowin’ and it wasn’t that warm. In my gut I knew his momma had him in a good spot, but just the same, he wasn’t very old at dark last night. When it got light enough to see, I walked over and looked a little, but didn’t see him. Seeing as she didn’t act too friendly when I checked on him yesterday, I didn’t want to go strolling around them. I just put my faith in the Lord and waited awhile, then went back out and fired up the tractor and as I drove to feed them, noticed he was up and sucking, just as I thought he would. Makes me wonder why I don’t trust the Lord better than I do. Weak I guess.

Anyway, it made me think, that and also the cold wind whistlin’ by me, inspired me  to write this poem.

March Blizzard 09

There’s an arctic knife cuttin’
‘cross the snowdrifts scattered ‘round
slicin’ a few flakes loose to blow
‘fore they slither to the ground

that knife wind cuts my cheekbones
where my beard don’t cover skin
my eyes are shutter’d about half mast
but my mouth is split with a grin

this March blizzard sure was a doozy
two days blowin’, with no sun
but I am sure proud of the first cow calvin’
after this arctic blast got all done!

R Dennis March 09

Got all the stock fed. Went back out to shovel out gates and saw we had a new calf, so I guess we are calving. I had the horses with the cows so moved them so they wouldn’t bother the new baby and his mom. Pictures.

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