Parts and Pieces

It is a fact that the nicer the weather the more we try to get done outside and the less time I have to update the blog.  After the snow and cold of the last few weeks, the weather has been AMAZING the past week, warm  – almost 60 degrees today – and sunny.

We have tried to accomplish a few things on our ‘to do’ list.  Somehow our ‘to do’ list never seems to get any shorter but we keep trying.

The red metal thing in the picture below is waiting to be assembled. Kind of like a giant tinker toy – do they still make tinker toys?? Maybe I should say Legos; I know those are as popular as ever.

Anyway, these parts and pieces have to be put together.

Mildred and Dolly our heifers seem to think they are just fine as rubbing posts. Those cattle rub on anything they can reach.

The difference between these pieces and the Legos Alex used to play with is that these are HEAVY. So heavy that Rick and Alex together could barely lift them.  So, it helps to have the tractor with the forks on.

We aren’t the only ones who appreciate the tractor. When Rick went to get in this is what he found.

Patches the cranky cat found the tractor seat to her liking.

She wasn’t giving it up either, though she did graciously allow Rick to share the seat with her.

All those pieces? They formed this.

A cattle chute and squeeze.

2 comments on “Parts and Pieces

  1. Angela says:

    I love your blog. Your writing style is contagious and addictive, and your photography is amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  2. ML says:

    I am surprised that “cranky cat” even let Rick in the cab. Has her disposition softened any in her old age?

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