I can't really say why I haven't felt compelled to write. It's not lack of subject. More of a lack of motivation. Once you stop writing, it kind of snowballs, and before you know it, it's been a month since you put words to paper. Or computer screen.
What's been going on? I was in the field a couple of weeks ago, but then we had rain, and now we're waiting for some stuff to get sprayed before I can get back to work. I've been cleaning up around our place lately, getting things in order in the shop, setting up my diesel and gas tanks where I want them, and taking out some small trees. I also got the mower out today to get it ready for the season and decided to mow while I was at it.
This is the latest addition to the pickup collection. I've wanted a square body Chevy or GMC for a long long time. I wanted a 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive. I wanted an '87, as that was the year GM went to fuel injected engines in their trucks. It all came together a couple of Saturdays ago. Shay and I like it a lot. It needs some body work, so I'm planning on having my brother do it and paint it this winter. Maybe a 4" lift and different wheels and tires. Or not. I actually really like the steel wheel/hubcab look, so we'll see. Anyway, here it is:
These hog feeders and bulk bin were leftover from when Dad raised hogs. They were in the way, as there's a driveway next to them, plus about a billion trees had grown in the area, so I moved the feeders and bulk bin to the scrap pile and dug the trees up with the loader and put them on the burn pile. I also had the pleasure of moving a decent sized pile of cinder blocks to another location. Anyway, it's done now.
I finally got the shop cleaned out and put in order (for now). Eventually, I'll put overhead doors in and get some new wiring run so I can have my tools on the north end, but this will work until then. I didn't take any "before" pictures, but there were a lot of spare parts and miscellaneous stuff that needed to be burned or relocated to the barn. I believe this building is 40'x60'. These pictures were all taken from the south end.
Charlie likes to get his picture taken.
So does Hannah.
Mowed the yard.