The snow fence install was dictated by me to be a win for me; accomplished pre-frozen ground and before any real snow. Today's task was to get the mower off, the blade and tire chains on. When we got home early AM, we had just enough snow to make the ground white.
Normally not a gambler, putting some of these 'winter' projects off until the bitter end seems to somehow sit well with me. Of course these things should be done on a nice warm, autumn weekend and even I know that. This may just be one of those grand "Do as I say and not as I do's".
One of the first things to do was swap the garden tractor's spot with the walk behind snow blower. Normally a good starter, the blower wouldn't even fire today and after sitting all, hot summer in our plastic-covered hay shed, I was confident I knew why. Out with the spark plug, a very dry spark plug which confirmed my thoughts about a resolution. A thimble-full of gas down the hole, plug back in, wire on and it started and stayed running with one pull of the cord.
No, I didn't run over Percy. Whenever she sees me moving anywhere outside, she gets in front of me at a safe distance, lies down on her back and wiggles her feet in the air. One, maybe two times out of ten I pick her up and we discuss the world's problems until I get to my destination. She really likes world problems.
Hopefully my next tractor will come with a heated seat....
The old Ford, older than even I am....
The trouble with gloves.....recently discussed over here
The "Process".....anyone that's ever diapered a rhino will appreciate this arduous task.....
More help and more world's problems....We do pretty well, at least I'm not doing jobs while lying down or at the very least, kneeling down. Oil changes can really be a problem.
The sun was working its magic by early afternoon. The snow on our garage's full length porch was yielding a phase change.
Once again, I had lots of help, some of it feline-ish, additional help from Sarah Jarosz, Johnnyswim and Blossom Dearie. I'd never have accomplished much of anything without everyone's contributions.