Dropped off two boxes, both from Amazon with free shipping. UPS driver was surprised and told me with the weight of the one box (137 pounds) and the other over 40 pounds that I would have had over $150.00 in shipping! So he backed up to my pickup and we slid them off of his brown truck onto the black tailgate of my truck. Sooooo, I tell Lou that I will wait for one of the son in laws tomorrow but need to get them into the shop. Backed up to the door, slid them in the shop no problem. Of course the light box I put on the workbench, cut it open and checked out the contents. I bought a Swisher dry spreader (http://www.amazon.com/Swisher-Spread.../dp/B000N5ZFN4). Only I don't have a UTV or ATV and am going to use it to spread some urea (nitrogen) on my hayfields. So have to build some brackets and attach it to my forecart which looks like this (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...Q9QEwBg&dur=32). Will try to get pictures of the ponies working and spreading urea on the hayfield soon. Think Eric will have me seeding and fertilizing food plots next year!
Okay, onto box #2, the heavyweight which by the way is not sitting on the floor of the shop but up on the shelf where it belongs. Oh my aching back, when will I learn??? Anyway, finally couldn't live without one. Bought this (http://www.amazon.com/JWL-1221VS-12-.../dp/B00BGBVJCU). Man is it a beaut!!!! No I did not turn anything or mount a piece of wood on it, but did run it through its paces and it is quiet and smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth!! Everything lines up, fit and finish look impeccable!!!! I can't wait for a rainy day now!!!!!!!!!!
First cutting of hay is a wrap. Legitimately a wrap. Worried about rain, cut hay Sunday, baled Tuesday, wrapped them Wednesday in plastic. So theoretically made haylage for the cows, well, the feeder calves as we are selling our cow herd this summer/fall. Steve, been wondering how the weather was for you and your haymaking, hope all has gone well there. Working on a wood project before next cutting of hay. Planning on putting up loose hay and building a buckrake for my tractor. Some places call it a hay sweep, this is what I am talking about (
Well, in a nutshell, that is what has been happening here the past week.