Sunday, October 2, 2016
Sunday Reading - I'ma Local Celebrity!!! -Updated
It's been really nice to actually get moving on progress again. This Summer has just been a real motivation killer. Even the sheep are feeling much much better and are back to bouncing and clowning around playing king of whatever little mound of hay or trailer I leave em in one of the pastures. While the losses, especially in the bees have been a bit depressing life goes on. Generally speaking I don't get too worked up over hive losses because it's gonna happen no matter how much you try and stop it and the actual hive is still usable....
Just have to catch more swarms next year!!!!
I need to get mowing again of course but this morning I will be taking a little trip about 60 miles or so East to a little hole in the forest town and looking at a hay elevator. The prospects are pretty good I will be bringing it home judging from the pictures which will be a huge help.
I am getting too old to throw those hay bales up into the loft. Since finding local country boys to help buck hay bales seems to be a thing of the past now adays. I don't blame the kids though seems like all the young teenage boys I know are buried under with some type of local school activities anymore. Of course the sheer overwhelming amount of distractions they get to enjoy these days doesn't help I am sure.
In my day we only had one real distraction and they were generally pretty mobile and could come along and kinda help. Or at least stand there and look pretty while we worked.
Speaking of distractions I found out I have a local fan club. You see I am still playing PokemonGo. YA laugh if you want but the way the game is set up if you happen to often be in a high cell phone use area AND walk a lot you can become a Pokemon god and it just so happens my job is perfect. I don't even really have to do anything other than keep my phone on while I am at work as one feature is a step counter that hatches Pokemon after so much distance. On my way home from work each day I stop at the local gym, which is a church in the little town down the road, and take it over for my team. The object is to then put your strongest pokemon in the gym and hold it as long as possible. In most cases holding a gym lasts about an hour before someone comes behind you takes it back.
Well I held that gym in town for almost two weeks recently. Someone took it over yesterday though and I stopped to take it back on the way home and while I was sitting there this group of about 12 young boys walked up to me and asked what my player name was. When I told them they actually asked for my autograph.
Seriously I am NOT making this up. They were all on other teams though so I promised them I would start taking the gym and leaving lower level Pokemon in there so they could capture the gym back and get the rewards each day. Turnover is key so everyone benefits and by monopolizing the gym I had been shutting them out without realizing it.
Sometimes I am bit too competitive :)
So I battled the gym down and made sure each kid took turns getting in and claiming his reward and promised them I wouldn't put my big guys in there anymore. I also promised em I would bust any big guns out of there so the gym can change hands more often.
Seemed the least I could do for adoring fans :)
Anyway back to work now. I will update if I buy the hay elevator.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!
Well the hay elevator was a bust. I hooked up the trailer, called the guy and told him I was on my way and by the time I got there he had already sold it out from under me. Wasted my entire morning and pretty much spoiled the entire day along with it. I don't understand why trying to find a hay elevator worth a damn is so hard around here. I went and checked an auction that had one listed yesterday and it was in such bad shape I didn't even bother to stay for it. Can't seem to find one to buy nor borrow one as even when people offer them up when ya need em they are always way out somewhere else in use.
Add hay elevator to my holy grail list I guess.