We Survived the Blizzard!
The Farm Report 11-26-2018
Whew! We survived the Blizzard of November 2018! And let me tell you, it was a 'doozey.'
There is something about a storm. It puts you on edge. You're looking to the north here, and it is as if you could see the trouble if only the trees would duck down for just a minute. You can almost 'feel' the evil spirits swirling.
On the front end, I built a carrying box that mounts to a front hitch I welded on. The saws, oil, gas and 'cuss box' are all inside that. If you don't know what a cuss box is, then you've never had to do field repairs and maintenance. You're blessed.
The next up are some hand tools. What we have here is a 'hookaroon' and a 'pickaroon'. They help me move logs and log sections around without so much bending over and gnashing of teeth - or pinching of fingers!
The hookaroon handle sticks enough to let me lift the log up into the boiler. Then, with a smooth 'all in the wrist' action, it comes off and leaves the log on the fire.