|Farm in the Summer|
|It kinda rained.|
It is amazing how much more normal our home lives can be. I can truly say that I love my family, home and life. Sometimes the career I have chosen drains me and I am always revitalized by the ones I love. Thanks to all for refilling the cup.
|More open space to fill at a later date|
Before I went back to work I did sneak out and move some more shelves out in the old house. I just couldn’t help myself. I was on a role and didn’t want to lose the momentum. I still have plans on making it out there this weekend. But today I did not make it.
It took me a week to get the old wheat truck licensed. Three trips later and one phone call and I ended up with a 10 day permit. The truck cannot be re-certified as a farm truck unless the farm is “exporting” enough farm product to warrant the need for the truck. As the farm is in CRP and is not producing it cannot be licensed. If we had a hundred sheep the DMV farm guy said it would warrant a farm designation. Now here is the weird thing. A 10 day permit, by law, does not allow the vehicle to carry a load. But there is nothing that does, so I was told the 10 day permit would have to do.
Today after filling up the truck and grinding a few gears, Sarah and I went to town. We of course went via the back roads. This way I didn’t have to have a stream of cars passing us as I went 45 mph.
|Bridge on a truck!|
Sarah and I had to make a second trip to town to pickup some used lumber and a 12×20 dog run (all free, best price). It was hot!! 95 degrees and we were parked on the railroad tracks on hot pavement loading up the pickup. She did ask what would happen if a train came. I told her they would honk (it is a private freight spur for the flour mill). I figured we were pretty safe on a Saturday. We came home and had to unload everything in three separate spots so it was all in the correct location.
In two weeks it will be bridge time. I have a couple of people coming to help and it should go quickly. I am going to spend that Friday before setting all the tools up and getting ready so we can hit the ground running on Saturday morning. I need to do some calculations so we are cutting everything at the correct lengths before then also. I am getting excited to get this project done. After that it is onto the barn and fixing the doors and adding a window so the hay does not get wet!!
|Future bridge, these wood piles are 20 feet end to end, the bridge will be 38 feet long once completed.|