I got my Ford 4610 to the farm a couple of weeks ago, and got my primary goal of moving round bales done. Now I need some warm weather to melt the snow and ice.
Yesterday I was defeated in almost everything I tried. We had freezing rain on snow twice, so we have ice on the bottom and top of 6 inches of snow.
I tried to clear the driveway with the loader. I killed some grass, and exposed some ice, and got stuck a few times. I think the driveway is worse than before!
I tried to clean out the manure from the horses' shed, but it was all frozen together. I got about 1/64th of a bucket into the garden.
I tried to re-bury the deer carcasses deeper in the compost pile, buta fence post in the way is frozen into the ground, and I couldn't find my chain to pull it with the loader.
I tried to get some sawdust from the neighbor's mill for the horse shed, but got stuck on ice when I had a loader full.
Oh well, none of that was needed work. I just wanted to play with my new toy. I resigned myself to driving the road and showing the neighbors what I got. Still a fun day.
We also had a Screech Owl in the house! The boys came downstairs and said "there's an owl upstairs, what's for dinner?"