Saturday, October 16, 2010


With Kurt not presently working, I thought I would finally get some projects done around the house. Today, I asked Kurt and Gregory to dig out the stump from the middle of my garden. They dug off and on throughout the day and late this afternoon, they pulled it out with our tractor. The whole thing went beautifully. Then Kurt spied a large root. He thought he would pull it out too. He didn't do any digging first.

He tipped our tractor on its end just like Mater did in the movie, "Cars." Of course, the kids thought it was the funniest thing they ever saw.

And while Kurt finally worked to dig out the root with a shovel,

The kids posed with the tractor.

Gregory wanted a picture that made it look like he had been driving when the tractor tipped.

Kurt and Mr. Chris finally managed to dig out the root - without the help of the tractor.

They also located a large fire ant mound with their feet.

And for the record, Kurt sent the kids to fetch me and the camera. HE was the one who wanted to preserve the moment in pictures.

By the way, it doesn't take much to right a tipped tractor. Kurt thought he would need to crank it back down. He tied a line to the front axle while standing in the "fall zone" and when he gave the line a little tug, the tractor came crashing down. Kurt had to jump away from the falling tractor TWICE this evening. My heart is pounding still.


Heather said...

That is so funny!

fleegle said...

Auugh. Dangerous!

The link to the pattern is on my blog. Go to Ravelry and search for Echo Flower Shawl. It's a lovely knit!

backwaterjon said...

That tractor picture would look good on OHG Home page

Deborah said...

Feel free Jon.