Monday, January 4, 2016

Rollover already.....

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
                                     Walter Bagehot


OK, so it is the first day of my being back to work, or let me rephrase that, it is the first day of My Hero’s being back to his off farm work. Enough said. I just I knew it would start like this.

It is cold. Cold and icy as far I could tell from my vantage point looking out the window. This was before I threw on layers over top of my flannels to go outside and start my tractor. Well let me tell you, “She” was as willing to rollover as I was this early morn. Back to work, after a long couple of weeks of lounging around is hard enough without the weather finally beginning to be like winter.


Standing beside the tractor with my nostrils frozen shut, after my quick scramble across the icy lawn, slipping down the laneway and into the barnyard I should have known my day was not going to begin like I had hoped. It appears My Hero in his anxious to get to his nice warm office, had forgotten to plug in the tractor.

Well there is always the curly button, or as I like to call it the kick in the engine. That did not work either. The spitting and sputtering of the engine, told me that the flashing lights on the dash were all I was going to get this cold icy morning. I climbed back out of the tractor and slipped across the ice to go plug it in. That would mean at the very least half an hour to wait before I even tried to start it again.


Not a big deal you are thinking, but you do not know that I have my pole walking class in town today. I know it sounds strange but they are a hardy bunch and none of those girls have a tractor to start or cows to feed before they make it there. I am sure they will all make it. I on the other hand….well that is at this moment up in the air as I write this. Patiently I wait, trying to put in time while that little engine decides if it wants to warm up enough to roll over already.


I am beginning to think this towngirl stuff/farm stuff is going to be clashing as far as time goes. I honestly knew it was going to......eventually. Well spring is coming in about four months.

Wish me luck.


Later

30 comments:

  1. Oh, I hear you, Buttons! I know you're not complaining...but yes, it's hard to be the only farmer sometimes! We've hit the deep freeze here too. Stay warm!

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  2. Good Luck with chores and stay warm, Miss B.

    J and I usually do a double check before coming in for the evening to make sure neither of us had a brain fart about plugging in the tractor.

    It's 6* this morning and they are talking highs in the 20's and no wind. That's pretty nice for January weather. We had a gorgeous weekend with similar weather. We were outside all day Saturday doing projects and yesterday afternoon J went coyote calling/hunting.

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  3. We've had some morning like this. In winter time it's a whole new ball game living on a farm.
    I hope that you got your tractor going to feed the cows in a timely manner.... I bet they were not expecting this to happen either. This is a time when you can really see the cause and effect clearly.

    Wishing you some better mornings.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. Oh I hope the tractor starts eventually and all goes smoothly for you . It is cold here today -14C feels like -18C and the sunshine is finally out for us but we have no snow down here south west of you near lake Erie , the winds off the lake are bitter though . Thanks for sharing , hope you have a good day !

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  5. I hope you made it to your class :)

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  6. a harsh way to face the day! :)

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  7. Hey, you said you were tired of mud. We always have to be careful what we wish for.

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  8. Oh I heard it's bitterly cold there this week and we'll be 'enjoying' it the next couple days too. Pole walking sounds like fun! I've seen people using them on the trails but, if it's cold, I'm indoors. I didn't even go out to get the newspaper out of the mailbox yet today because it's -8. :) We've (I've) been spoiled. Happy new year to you. Hugs. Pam

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  9. We all need to listen to our tractors.....they know best when it comes to cold weather.

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  10. I have been living the city girl/farm girl life for almost 5 years now. Indeed it clashes at times, but both are worth it.
    Hang in there!

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  11. Well, I'm ready to hear more about pole walking - ha! Hope you got everything done, in spite of the setbacks.

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  12. Well. it was very cold today, Grace, so I'm not at all surprised you and the tractor had little enthusiasm for work tis morning. Hope you made it to your pole-walking group!

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  13. I enjoy some brisk weather, but extreme cold leaves me without motivation. I do hope you find some and make it to your pole-walking group!

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  14. Pole walking? Now you've distracted me from the tractor that won't start! This must be a "town gal" thing! Will the cows approve? It's been bitter cold here for 2 weeks, but today sunshine and temps above freezing. I went downhill skiing.

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  15. ...and the tractor started again!!! Your story reminds me of when I would come home for Christmas holidays from my teaching job. Dad would make sure I got out in the morning to do chores. Was it cold or what? Think steel tractor seats?

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  16. What is pole walking?
    Keep warm. Have fun, you only live once.
    Hugs M xox

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  17. Well, I sure hope the little engine that could...did start! And I hope even more that you got to town on time. Let us know, okay? Take care and stay safe and warm!

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  18. I wish you luck and less ice! (Btw, there's a little something on my blog today that might warm you a bit... at least I hope so.) Hugs!

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  19. I hope your engine starts and runs just fine for you. I can only imagine working in the freezing temps that you have to deal with. Bless your heart.

    Have a good day and week ~ FlowerLady

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  20. Glad you found something productive to do while you were waiting for your tractor to warm up and co-operate. No, none of us in the Nordic Walking group have farm chores to do or cows to attend to before we head out for our walk, and let me tell you, I am in awe of what you get accomplished even before most of us are out of bed! Yes, spring will be here in a few months. Until then--hardy on!

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  21. Sorry your morning didn't start out as you'd hoped. I can't believe how cold it must be. You go, girl!

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  22. That's a shame if you couldn't make the class. I hope she rolled over soon enough.

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  23. I remember nostril freezing together moments funny reading this but I remember those cold moments weren't funny then...beautiful photos!

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  24. hugs buttons!! keep warm and happy new year!!

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  25. Stay warm Buttons! I hope that tractor cooperated. You always work such nice metaphors and images into your writing ... made me smile that neither you nor the tractor wanted to roll over that morning!

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  26. What a wonderful quote and your pictures are so beautiful!
    I'm so sorry to hear that your morning wasn't pleasant at all. I guess your tractor wasn't too happy as well about the quiet days being over. I hope you made it to your class!
    Have a wonderful and much better rest of the week.
    Lots of hugs to you,
    Beate

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  27. Beautiful post. I can't imagine the cold. I'm a spoiled Southern Californian. Hope your tractor came alive again. xoxo

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  28. Too bad about the class. You are one brave soul to endure cold temperatures.

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