I like my hearing. I like the subtle sounds of sweet bird songs and good music. Tractors and chainsaws are loud. Thus I wear ear protectors to dull the roar. When not in use I store the tractor head phones under the seat which protects them from the sun and makes water slide off the seat.
Today I plowed the south field. That may seem like an odd thing to do in the middle of the winter. I was not plowing to plant. Rather I was plowing off the snow along a path so I could deliver hay to the pigs’ dens and house end shed. The snow in the field has gotten deep enough that the tractor doesn’t actually grab ground at times as I climb the hill. Instead it was acting more like a paddle wheel boat swimming up the mountain. An odd sensation to say the least to feel the 9,000 lbs of tractor and hay float!
Thus the plowing of the south field. Cutting a trail made it so the tractor and I can more safely delivery hay. The pigs also like the path and it keeps them from wandering into the kids snowboarding slope. In the process of plowing the south field I also left a pile of snow which I think some kids are going to have a lot of fun with…
Tuesday-Saturday Outdoors: 28°F/-8°F Overcast, Sunny, Windy, 8″ Snow
Farm House: 52°F/46°F eH2m
Tiny Cottage: 45°F/35°F Sump concrete finished, attic forms down, clearing out