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.


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.

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 !


    • 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.


  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!


  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!


    • 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. :-)


    Dec 17, 2012 @ 14:57:41

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


  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. ( :


    • 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.


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




  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.


    • 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!


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

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


  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…


    • 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!


  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.


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

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


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

    hard to believe it is that time already again!


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

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

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  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.


    • 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.


  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!


  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!


  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’ … :)


  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!!!


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

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


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