Friday, July 29, 2011

Farm Girl for Reals

My dad bought a grader from the distant past.  In fact I think it drove here in the DeLorean.  It cost $500.  And it's sole purpose is to level out the driveway.  I thought that was a fool notion, buying a $500, six-ton machine to do one job.  I don't believe in buying expensive equipment that only has one use. 

However, it's really fun.  The other day we scraped and graded and today we leveled out the driveway.  Next we're going to do the neighbor's!  (Because it's so dern much fun.)  My job is to stand on the back and lower and raise the grader as needed.  The ancient gears don't want to turn though because they've been in one position for 76 years, and so today we had to chain the blade to a tree in order to jar it loose because it was stuck at an angle, and we needed to straighten it out.  Then we greased it up and adjusted it just right.  And now the driveway is perfect.  Dad says we won't have any standing water come next spring.




This way...

...and that way


Click here to see realtime video of the hard work we do up here on the farm.

2 comments:

Flaggy said...

Make sure you roll up your sleeves so that you don't actually LOOK like a farmer. Oh, you already did.

Kady Hexum said...

well - I kind of had to...I already have a farmer tan from fishing.

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