Monday, February 11, 2013

The KID in the BARN

Our winter has again been mild, with little snow, but just to be prepared, we purchased "the kid", a new snowblower last October - (DH always MUST be prepared).  It's more powerful than the old junker, and I've been eager to learn how to use it.  This one doesn't take so much muscle, but has been living unused in "the barn" for months, because of no snow.  "The Barn" is our name for the traditional garage, as we both come from country background.  "The Kid" is the snowblower's name,  like the poor step-child who is relegated to doing the hard/dirty work.

Now, to explain about why I was eager to use this machine -- when I was 16, living on a farm and in charge of a number of my horses, and while some of my lucky girlfriends were getting cars at age 16, my father gave ME a manure spreader - yes, that's right, and I was a HAPPY girl!  (a wheelbarrow can only do so much)  I could hitch that International Harvester manure spreader behind the International Harvester tractor and take care of business.

Today was THE day!!!  After some guidelines and instructions, I CAN do it!   Not bad for a Senior Citizen of ... uhhhh, "old"! 


10 comments:

Pokey said...

Good for you, Elaine! Maybe you should "hire out" your services, LOL!

I spoke with our family in Alliance last night, and they said the snow had cancelled out the plans they had for the afternoon in Chadron, for a sweetheart dinner group. Too bad, but if you get to stay indoors and sew, I think it would make for a lovely day ~
:-}pokey

Sharon said...

It sure beats shoveling, doesn't it? And probably smells better than spreading manure! :)

Angie said...

You go, girl :D

Cyn said...

Wow! You go, girlfriend! Looks like you mean business with The Kid! Congrats on getting your new toy. I understand your enthusiasm... I always get excited about tools; any kind of tools! lol

LynCC said...

Go, Elaine! I don't know how to start up our blower, but my hands can only hold the handles "on" for about 5 minutes, anyway. (My lupus makes them fatigue very quickly.) So I get to keep with the ol' shovel. You look so cute working yours! :D

Janet O. said...

When you get real good at it you can come visit and bring "the kid". We have had plenty of snow to keep you busy--with more in the forecast.
If you can make a girl happy with a manure spreader, that is some girl! : )

Purple Pam said...

You do look good behind that snow blower.

Impera_Magna said...

Lookit you GO, girl! So cool! Definitely better than shoveling...

Not enough snow here to warrant a snow plow but looks like a cool thing to have...

Chell said...

Knowing you as well as I do....I would expect nothing less than BIG equipment. You go Girl!!!! We, gals, can do anything we set our minds to.

zippiknits said...

If you can drive a tractor and one with a spreader behind it, you can obviously handle 'the kid". lol .. Your form is a perfect 10.