Sunday, November 20, 2011

Where I Stand Sunday

Today and for a few days, my neighbor has been prepping ground where a machine building will be erected.

Progress was being made until this...
the Paddle Scraper got stuck and hubster was summoned to help in setting it free from it's 'highsided' precariousness.
It couldn't go forward, it couldn't back-up.  The scraper was full of dirt off the hill and it was stuck like glue.
The Versatile with the 'sheeps foot' was to guide the effort...along with
the Case tractor.
They put them in a line tied together with some heavy chain.
(Love the above photo..)

A couple of attempts were made, but the smaller of the two log chains kept breaking.
So there was a brief intermission (wait, not so brief that I didn't feel the weather change from OK to colder and brisker) .  I watched the sandhill cranes (remember I reported that I had missed their migration overhead a while back? - Well, they just were beginning after I wrote that, they are LATE this year.) 

 I took some photos of my little house on the prairie across the road.

Then the neighbor's uncle came along and offered the use of some thick cable.

Penny the pug dog came along and watched, too.

And after two tries, it came loose. 

It still amazes me how big equipment can get stuck like this, but I now know that it CAN HAPPEN. I know 'guys' like this kind of thing, but if you were there and had seen the process and the thinking, you would have enjoyed it, too!
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing.
Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on.
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Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I've really enjoyed just seeing the pictures, Pattie (looks like Penny was enjoying the action as well)! What a joy to see those sandhill cranes, too.

Leann said...

Amazing post. You do lead an interesting life!

Barbara Pask said...

It is amazing that a big piece of equipment like this could get stuck. I love seeing the steps involved with freeing it. Cool to see the cranes too.