An amazing amount of snow has melted with warmer temperatures and warmer breezes. While flat fields still hold their snow, anything tipped slightly with a southern exposure has become either mush, slush, water, or mud!
It makes it interesting when we feed, the ruts in the road are deepening…
I drove the tractor again for Brandon today, leading the heifers and their calves to fresher ground. Looking at the road over the hill, I wasn’t very nervous, it was a gentle grade and it looked level itself. As I drove, the tractor began to want to slide downhill. I kept going. I had to turn the wheels uphill hoping to hit some purchase as the back kept shoving us uphill and gravity and greasy red dirt kept luring us downhill!
It was never a heart stopping moment… but it was a tad unnerving!
No. I did not stop to take a photo!
The road down to the bulls was much worse, having two days of snowmelt in the ruts, digging them deeper and deeper. I opened the gate and waved Brandon through. I’d rather walk down the hill than have him stop and drive me down!
I didn’t take photos of him driving down… or back up! Yes, I walked back UP the hill as well. His ruts are impressive, too bad there’s nothing there to give perspective!
Take my word for it. It’s ugly.
Since I’ve had quite a few questions lately in my comments, I think I’ll throw together a quick Q&A. Anyone else? Post your question now, and I’ll be working on it over the next few days.Find me here!