It’s been a busy week. Aside from all of us getting the flu, we’ve had one mechanical breakdown after another.
The opening salvo came from the river pump that supplies all our farm’s water. All of it. Bearings collapsed. We are now waiting on quotes to install a back-up pump and save ourselves a fresh crop of grey hairs.
Then the Chainless Hustler cart we use to feed out the hay and silage broke down. Ironically, it was a broken chain.
Next came the big quad bike. Only one dimmed light is working (no good for pre-dawn rounding up) and an oil leak onto the exhaust pipe threatens to toast us alive. Now visiting the mechanic.
Then the little quad bike. Won’t run unless at full throttle, despite our attempts at life-saving surgery. Now in quarantine in case it’s contagious.
Then, the auger that carries grain into the dairy decided to spring apart.
Now, it’s my trusty Bobcat’s horn – you don’t think you need it until it’s gone. No respect from the cows at the head of the herd.
“May your life be an interesting one” is old Chinese curse. Certainly has been an interesting week!