It has been raining and raining and then raining a little more the last couple of days. The ground is soggy and there is standing water all over the place, rivers and creeks are looking dangerously high. Might need to get me some gopher wood and pitch and start building an ark. Fortunately the weather looks picture perfect for next week so this all might dry up so the farmers can finally get into the fields but warm weather following a rainy week means the grass is going to explode. Good news though, our mower is on the fritz. THAT is a whole other topic.
Get Two Of Each Animal
This is something I mentioned before but when I lived at home growing up my dad had a Wheelhorse riding mower that he used for our acre and a quarter lot. He had that mower from the time I could remember as a little kid until he sold the house in 2003. Apart from some minor maintenance the thing ran like a champ.
Fast forward to now. We had a John Deere riding mower when we got here 11 years ago and it lasted a little while before the deck came off and since that time we have purchased a couple of brand new riding mowers, one a Husqvarna and the latest a Cub Cadet. Both were pieces of shit despite being well over a grand and the Cub Cadet brand used to be rock solid. Now? It looks like everything on it is made of the cheapest possible material. I keep saying it, I don’t mind spending the money if what I get is worth the extra scratch but when I spend the money and still get garbage? That is likely to piss off a fellow.
Now we are saying “eff it” and looking at spending the big coin on some sort of commercial get-up, a light duty tractor with a mower deck and maybe a bucket so we can scrape manure and move heavy stuff around. Anyone with any experience in said machinery, let me know. Looking at Deere, Kubota and Mahindra, open to other ideas. Something like this…
Work has also been killing me, which is good in a shekel kinda way but the weekend is looking pretty clear which is good in a mental health kinda way. Barely even had time to look at the ol’ blog yesterday, trying to rectify that today. Lots of stuff I want to link to you when time permits. First things first, working on the second pot of coffee and bacon is a sizzlin’….