Seems like no one is doing much driving lately! Still working on your bell training? We were busy during the Holidays with the bad weather, rain, freezing rain, snow, so everything took longer to get done. Put chains on the small tractor pulling the spreader. That means it is really winter here! Ha ha
We got a new axle on the manure spreader after it broke. Husband had tried fixing it, then it broke again beside the fix! So his time before Christmas and then the 2 nice days after, was spent fabricating a new axle, box edging, adding galvanized sheet metal inside the box. It is now working beautifully! I was amazed at how the price of steel has gone up since his last project. Metal cost as much as the entire spreader (older, used) did 6 years ago!! But looking for usable , older spreaders showed a huge increase in prices. Sticker shock here!! Most were basket cases despite the prices. As a joke, husband called the Dealer to price a new spreader, same size. $ 14, 000!! YIKES!! So we fixed the old one instead.
The other expense was a Vet visit for the filly after cutting herself in two places. Of COURSE it was a Sunday, poor weather, late evening when we found it bringing horses in. DOC came out and gave her LOTS of painkiller, cleaned and stitched her back together. Filly was pretty good being confined with a friend. Wounds seem to be healing pretty nicely. Took the stitches out this week. Had to take off her protective rainsheet that was rubbing the hip wound open when we turned her out after stitch removal. She ran and bucked fo an hour getting all her energy used up!
Got a couple horses shod with ice studs and snow rim pads. Ready if husband wants to play with them. At least with the snow they have all gotten their mud off! A bonus in saving grooming time. All the newly shortened tails look nice as they trot away. So even! Length will be back by spring. So far we seem to run out of daylight before he can get them driven. But soon!
Anyone having more fun than us? Ha ha Nice weather (30s-40sF) predicted for another week, then a clipper with cold weather coming our way. Maybe I will just hibernate between chore times. The tractors are starting well, not plugging in tank heaters yet, things are good!