A Small Set Back—Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pink-4The first thing we had a small set back…the starter failed.  (Well, not the first thing, the first thing –just before light–Terry took the corn down to the elevator.  Arriving back around 11 a.m. was the first time he could get back into the field!)

That is what happens when you use old equipment, although Terry does keep them in good working order you just never know when some part is going to break. The kids laugh because we have a ‘herd’ of combines.  That ‘herd’ comes in handy every now and again!  🙂 🙂

 

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Boomer and I went out to help him…(it’s one reason he keeps other combines around…for parts). My stead…just incase he needed me to pull start him.  Usually I go out on the four-wheeler, but with something broken down you just never know.  The loader is also a good place to carry parts and chains (if you have to pull, say—a combine.)

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Then an hour later…every system was go!  The second load of the day left at 1:30 for the elevator.    Gradually, gradually this corn is GOING to turn into a paycheck!

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Keep on smiling…two more weeks to go!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm in the middle of corn harvest,

Linda