Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Was Making Good Progress and Then....
After feeding all the critters this morning I came in to feed myself and had to put up with this little guy staring at me from the kitchen floor. He was most interested in what I was making for him to eat.
Ya that's the little kitten I picked up from the middle of the gravel road out in bum-fick nowhere. As you can see he has fit in quite nicely now and has learned he can get away with almost anything if he just looks at you in his cute way. Those ears though. Man he needs to grow a lot to fit into those ears.
Anyway I got the two old hay manger things turned into pieces small enough I can fit them into the bed of the truck or the trailer. Got out my trusty Sawzall and went to town on them.
As you can see I had a supervisor with me to make sure I did it correctly. It was also finally warm enough to take some pictures again.
I then moved on to a project I didn't think I would get to today which was to begin getting my one bottom plow modified to hitch up to the tractor.
Oh ya here's my 100 dollar brush hog. I passed by it on my way to take the plow picture so thought I would share. The guy was using it as a two point finish mower but putting the top hitch back on it isn't a problem. It's old and rusted but still works well and all the safety chains are there. Still not sure if I am going to keep it or not.
Ok back to the plow....
As near as I can tell this plow is really one section off an old John Deere three bottom plow. There is some green paint still visible on it in a few spots. My plan is to lop off the long front tang and that extra piece bolted on to the top and replace it with simple three point cross bar. The housing for the top bar is still useable so this should allow me to turn this piece of junk into a one bottom plow.
That's the theory anyway. All the parts move, even the disc hidden behind the support barrel moves. After I had such good luck sawing up those hay feeders I took the Sawzall to the plow.....
Ate the teeth right off the blade before I had even gone half an inch into that tang.
I think I need to go look into a heavier duty metal cutting blade :)
Oh well almost time for evening feeding anyway.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!