Sunday, September 12, 2010


The good news is......the fire is out. The bad new is, our tractor caught on fire! Hubby was bush hogging for our neighbor, Firebug. He was going under a tree when a limb hit the muffler on top of the tractor. The limb knocked it almost all the way off. Hubby, being a top notch welder, thought he would just weld it back on. No problem. What he didn't take into consideration was the build up of years of hay and seeping diesel. Yep, poof, up it went.

I was in the kitchen doing dishes(again),when I heard Hubby yell for help. He was dipping water from out of the cistern and pouring it on the tractor. I grabbed a bucket and started to get water to help too. Luckily, it didn't take much to put out. We were also lucky that there wasn't much damage. One fuel line had a small hole in it. That was it! It shouldn't cost much to fix it. It could have been soooooo much worse. Now THAT'S the good new. lol

Another thing that has been going on around here is it is chicken killing time. I hate to do this part, but I understand it is all part of having a homestead. Plus 36 chickens are just too many. They are out growing their coop. So we are going to take them from the coop to the freezer. Yummmmmm. Chicken and dumplings! Ok, I don't feel as bad now. hehehehehe.

Speaking of freezers, mine quit working. Yep, gave up the ghost,kicked the bucket,went to the little freezer house in the sky. How did I find this out? I found this out when I couldn't remember when I had heard the freezer running last. You see, we have 2 1/2 freezers. The one that died wasn't used that much. I did have 1/2 a deer and some veggies in it. Now it just has maggot soup. EEEEWWWWWW!!!!!!!! Luckily it is on our front porch.(Yes, that makes me a redneck.) We are going to pick it up with the tractor and dump the contents in the back field.The coyotes will be happy. lol

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl,Freezer cleaner.

P.S. This just in....The freezer was just unplugged. Aaaauuuggghhhh!!!!!


~Tonia said...

Oh How scary!!! Glad there wasnt much damage and everyone is okay.. To bad about the freezer.. And sorry you have to clean it out that is NO FUN!

Faith said...

All I could think as I read this was how perfect it would be for a modern Little House on the Prairie episode.

Wow! So glad the damages were minimal and you didn't get hurt.

Freezer alarms... has someone invented those yet? Yuck!


Kelle said...

Well, double dang it! The tractor story was scarey and yes it could have been much, much worse.
Freezers are convient but also they are a HUGE liability. Our freezers( we have two), one is used for herbs, flour, popcorn, cheese, butter, broths, etc.... the other is entirely meat, pork, chicken and beef with some turkey added in for good measure*wink* It scares me to death that if it should go out we'd loose all of it. So..... I check the freezers, everyday and sometimes twice daily. Go ahead and call me paraniod but it would kill me to loose all that good homegrown meat.
I'd can a big portion of it but Mike HATES canned meat( something from his childhood*sigh*)
Hang in their{{{{ HUGS}}}}
Blessings for your new week,

Sarah said...

LOL....and crying too! It was just unplugged? That would really tick me off~!
I do not envy you that cleaning job. I hope you have a strong stomach!