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Let’s Play
February 13, 2012, 7:37 am
Filed under: February 2012
King and Duke playing snow tag

February 13, 2012

 
     My crazy pup was playing with the draft horse Duke. The two of them enjoyed a bit of touch and run, in the cold and snow yesterday. There is no fear from either party…just pure fun.
 
     Work waits for me, but it is farm work and for me that is fun. Every day is a holiday, as an old friend of mine would say. He had a great attitude about work and life itself. I feel the same way when it comes to work here on the farm.
 
     Today I will continue to make ready for the upcoming maple syrup season. I have a few more things to get ready. I need to stuff some more insulation around the chimney. I also have to get the gathering tank that the tractor will pull ready for service. The tractor deal is a back up plan in case the sap runs on a day where I am not here to drive the horses. My one son is not too keen on the whole horse thing.
 
     I guess it’s good to have a back up plan for everything. We do have a second sap pump, another holding tank and a few extra items just in case something  breaks. I am sure though, that we will find at least one thing that we missed. It’s a good thing this is fun…otherwise that could make a guy mad 😮
 
     I hope that in the next few days, the final clean up will be finished and I can boil water in the sugarhouse. That will be the ultimate test and except for using a little wood that will have to be replaced, will be downright fun. I am sure to be grinning then as I get ever closer to a dream becoming reality.
 
     I also hope to use this current cold snap to cut and split some more wood to continue filling the woodshed. This job is made special because the horses get to help and any job that lets me use horses is not work … So … Let’s Play!
 
 

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