Our new tractor has arrived and we’ve already made some use of it by moving several dead rooted up stumps and a large burned up log left by the previous owner. What would have taken days and several weeks of back and knee recovery was done in a matter of a few minutes. Just yesterday morning, it was time to swap out the snow tires. I put our large Suburban tires onto a pallet, moved them to our Suburban, and fork lift them to a height easy enough to slide the tires into the back. On a different day last week, I took the tractor to the west side of our home and smoothed out the weeded rough area to extend the yard. What would take me days, is taking me minutes, and my back doesn’t hurt at the end of each day.
The video I created has nothing to do with the work I did. Instead, I created a short 2 minute film celebrating that we finally purchased a tractor for our homestead. I keyed it up to some inspirational music that I liked and filmed a typical “sunny” morning, waking up to a new homestead tractor. I enjoyed doing all the cuts and film editing while placing “orange” everyday items throughout the film to lead up to the reveal at the end. It was our only full sunny day this week. It truly was a beautiful morning and was lots of fun to shoot.
I am so far very happy with our decision, I just wish the weather this week cooperated more, so I could begin gathering firewood. It looks like the last few months of the school year I will be working two jobs full-time before summer break, one as a teacher and the other as a forest manager on the property. During my sleep or shower time, I will have to plan the pole barn we are building.
So far, our name suggestions are: Surely, Klyde, and Wiley. There is still time to chime in and my wife and I are now split of 2 different names, our son may have to be the tie-breaker.