Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July

Earlier in the week I picked up the deck for the mower from the repair shop and got it reattached and tested. It's in pretty good shape for being 33 years old.

Yesterday, I spent most of the day down at Pine Grove. I widened some of the existing trails, made a few new ones, and trimmed some branches from a few Cedars.

Remember that pool of water in the creek bed that I found? Well, according to the number of fresh deer tracks that I saw, they are also taking advantage of the new trails.

I also hooked up about 5 or 6 dead fall trees and towed them up and out of the woods. I'm going to send a text message to our West neighbor and let him know they are there and he can have them for firewood if he wants them.

Towards the end of the day, the steering on the Bolens Lawn Tractor went bonkers. Upon closer inspection, a weld had broken loose so only the left wheel was operational.

I managed to get it loaded back up on the truck, so this week I can remove the wheel and weld the linkage bar.

On the return drive home, I noticed a lot of people heading down to the Ozarks for the 4th of July weekend.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!


  1. If it isn't one thing it's another, sorry about the weld.
    Hope you have a good Independence Day too.

  2. Yup, that's just how it goes I guess. I'm thinking of it as a minor inconvenience that I can recover from and it won't cost much to take care of. Only a bit of my time. So, in that light, it could have been much worse.

  3. I keep saying learning to weld should be a top priority for me. So many instances like you just mentioned could be handled quickly if I knew how and had the gear to weld.

    Glad to see your making progress.

  4. This one has a lot of positive reviews and for the money it seems like a good deal. All relatively speaking, of course.

  5. Just added the Disqus comments. Let me know if there are any issues.

  6. It's always something. Just have to continue to march.