Just before the first big storm in this completely unholy string of snowstorms, the John Deere tractor decided that it was not going to start. And so, in spite of the kind efforts of some neighbors and a mysterious stranger with a very large machine, the snow has really been piling up in front of the barn. Well, after a lot of head-scratching and a full complement of scraped knuckles, I finally got the tractor running again. Starter motor had finally given up the ghost after 40 years of service – a relatively simple and inexpensive fix once I finally figured out what the problem was. There’s really nothing like the sound of an old diesel motor turning over and roaring to life on a cold winter afternoon. And those fumes, those incredible fumes! That is the smell of victory, my friends. And just in time to get things cleared up a little bit before we get whacked with another foot of powder. Let’s hope that the old tractor can push through the accumulated snow drifts deposited in front of the barn by a very crotchety Old Man Winter.
Looks like we’ll finally have a snow free Monday, so we’ll be back in business at the Brigham Hill Community Barn. Hit the website to place your orders.