It’s Thursday; we’re past hump day and almost to the weekend! I got an e-mail from Nancy at asaying Random 5 Friday will be up and running tomorrow. So here we go …
1. Here is another dose of pictures from our trip to Eastern South Dakota. A piece of old farm machinery that could tell many stories. If it were possible, I would love to hear them.
2. Yesterday it got over 40*. J and I spent most of the day outside. We had lots of help and muddy paw prints across the shop floor. This morning we woke up to 9* and we are glad to see it didn’t snow.
3. Yesterday, J and I transferred pellets from the semi trailer to the gravity wagon. This is not my favorite task. With the two of us it’s a very busy job. Transferring starts out fine. Then J gets in the wagon to scoop and I am left to move the tractor ahead and monitor pellet flow. I am getting much better at knowing which leavers to pull, or push and which way to crank the semi door. It only takes one time of overflowing the transfer auger to realize “I need to pay more attention.” My other challenge is letting off the clutch fast enough to not dump grain over the side of the wagon and slow enough not to dump J over the side of the wagon. Yesterday’s transfer went perfect!
4. J told me that a friend of mine put together a video about the Atlas Blizzard. I didn’t pay much attention. Tuesday night I came across a face book post and remembered that J mentioned this video. I decided to take time and watch it. I should have watched the message and shared it a long time ago! This video is done by a ranch wife that lives in my area and the footage is of her ranch, livestock and family. Please take the time to watch and share. Mega Winter Storm Atlas-The Live of a Ranch Wife. Great job JKJ!
5. A few weeks ago Miss Buttons from the Buttons Thoughts blog shared this quote. I think it is worth repeating:
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it;
never desert your own line of talent.
Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed;
be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
This lends its self to this quote:
The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling. ~Fabienne Fredrickson