Getting Ready

Our first possible snowstorm is on the horizon.  We might get a decent amount Wednesday night and into Thursday.  I figured we’d better get the Ranger ready.  You might remember I got a snowplow for it last winter, and I’ve still not used it!

cat in Ranger

Snickers volunteered to drive up to the shed, but I declined his offer.

Ranger

The boy came and we went to the north shed where the blade was in storage with Artie, the gravity wagon.

snow plow

We got it put on.

putting plow on Ranger

putting plow on Ranger

putting plow on Ranger

putting plow on Ranger

Now, I just have to hope for a lot of snow, a two-hour delay at work and the good sense to figure out how the hydraulic joystick thingy works.

hydraulic joystick

I’m ready for winter.  Bring on the cold and snow!

Linking to Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday.

About these ads

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gattina
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 14:20:08

    It looks quiet cold when I see how the boy is dressed ! Snikers has anyway a furcoat. Here it’s warmer again, I suppose we will have rain for Christmas !

    Reply

    • Teresa
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 14:24:08

      We had rain over the weekend, and we’re hovering around the freezing mark now. It’s supposed to be cold and snow by Wednesday. I truly am hoping for a real winter this year.

      Reply

  2. Gemma Wiseman
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 14:29:48

    It looks like a rather chilly day in your world without the snowstorm! This is the first time I have seen a snowplow ,like this! Fascinating photos!

    Reply

  3. Bev
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 14:38:14

    Wee hooo! What a nifty piece of equipment. It’s nice to be prepared! If you get snow now we might see it in about four days… heh heh heh… I’d better gas up the snow blower and dig out the shovels!

    Reply

    • Teresa
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 14:50:40

      If there is any left over moisture, I’m sure it will be heading your way after it visits Alicia in PA. You guys can just visit me to know what your weather will be like. :-)

      Reply

  4. Rietvdho@hotmail.com
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 14:57:41

    That is great heavy equip,ent. Tu are ready for snow I can see.

    Reply

  5. Beth - VA
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 15:27:52

    how exciting … sure hope you get some snowy snow…. wish some would fall here in VA. i wish for a white Christmas. ( :

    Reply

    • Teresa
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 16:15:05

      We really could have a white Christmas now. Of course, I’m thinking big picture and moisture and killing temps for all those nasty bacteria.

      Reply

  6. Mimi Foxmorton
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 16:14:30

    *Vroom-vroom!*

    *beep-beep!
    :D

    Reply

  7. Joani
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 16:53:00

    Snow is good for crops I guess but not good for people and animals who have to get out in it. Be safe.

    Reply

    • Teresa
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 16:58:57

      Actually, we need the cold to help cut back on the number of bacteria and allergens in the air. It’s been a horrible health year for people and animals. I’m excited for a real winter!

      Reply

  8. Pat
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 18:42:07

    Can you clear all this snow off my desk that keeps falling from the screen?

    Reply

  9. Ralph
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 18:46:35

    This Ranger snowplow is amazing – I’d love to have one to clear out our short two-car drive in nit all that snowy southern Connecticut. This 4WD device looks so versatile in design and the red paint looks so cool! The weather extremes in Iowa have to be dramatic from stifling heat and blowing snows – a farmer has to be prepared…

    Reply

    • Teresa
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 18:51:15

      I LOVE my Ranger. It was the best purchase I made after the farm itself. :-) I’m hoping the plow works well, but I haven’t had a chance to use it…yet!

      Reply

  10. Pat
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 19:44:12

    It must be nice to have a big plow like that to plow your driveway, etc. My daughter drove up to Aspen Co today for a business meeting and she heard that area was expecting a big 40 inch snowfall Winter is definitely on it’s way.

    Reply

  11. Alica
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 21:08:41

    Oh I’ll bet you’ll have fun with that! :)

    Reply

  12. TexWisGirl
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 00:17:44

    hard to believe it is that time already again!

    Reply

  13. Liz
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 01:41:13

    It’s always good to be prepared. Happy RT2.

    My entries:
    Liz (mcn)
    Liz (mot)

    Reply

  14. Around the Island
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 01:43:38

    Yikes, that looks like a whole lot of work. I hope it’s easier to use than it is to assemble.

    Reply

    • Teresa
      Dec 18, 2012 @ 06:52:05

      It really isn’t too bad to get it on. I’m guessing it’s not too hard to use if you know what you’re doing. That will be my problem since I’ve never used it.

      Reply

  15. Candy Conrad
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 05:46:37

    I have my fingers crossed that you get enough snow to try it out and a good enough winter to get rid of all the nasties in the soil and the air!

    Reply

  16. southwestarkie
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 06:28:21

    Well that’s cool! I didn’t know they made attachments for six wheelers like that. I hope you get plenty of snow!

    Reply

  17. Marigold
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:59:42

    I think you need MiMi to come and drive it for you. On the other hand, I think she might find it just a bit TOO enjoyable and may tend to take out things other than snow. I’m just sayin’ … :)

    Reply

  18. becca givens
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 14:19:22

    OMG — I am so glad here in Central TX we do not have to prepare like this …. however, when we do get wintry weather, everything comes to a screeching halt, as no one knows how to drive in it! Merry Christmas!!!

    Reply

  19. eden
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 15:44:34

    It looks cold. Here, we have warm days..Beautiful photos.

    Reply

I love to hear from you, so please leave a comment. If you are having problems leaving a comment Wordpress has made changes to require you to log into your Wordpress or Gravatar account associated with the e-mail address. You can try a different e-mail address, or I have enabled people to leave a comment without an e-mail address. Sorry for any inconvenience because I love hearing from you and want to make it as easy as possible for you to communicate with me.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog Stats

  • 436,653 hits

For the Love of Blogging, Turn it Off

Copyright Notice

Entire Contents © Copyright 2010 - 2014 Eden Hills. Text and photographs may not be published, broadcast, redistributed, re-blogged or aggregated without express permission. Thank you.
Get your own free Blogoversary button!

Disclaimer

The information on this web site is supplied for general reference and educational purposes only. This information does not represent the management practices or thinking of other goat breeders or the veterinary community. I am not a veterinarian, and the information on this site is not intended to replace professional veterinary advice. This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your veterinarian. I disclaim all liability in connection with the use of this information.
%d bloggers like this: