Mom and Dad gave us the ultimate gift, a new tractor. It Rocks!!!! I am looking forward to all of the extra time I will gain by not taking two three hour sessions of lawn mowing with the push mower. Besides the mower, there is a sweet cart on the back that we can haul stuff around in. It was great for cleaning up brush and branches last week. Speaking of brush and branches, after about 8 hours of chipping and a few great friends coming to help, we are now almost ready for our new fence to be installed. It will make life much easier and safer for our pets and kids. We are looking forward to the dog and our cats being fenced in and especially the chickens. Last week a dog attacked the coop - we are nervous it is going to happen now that we are on that dog's radar. We think we are going to loose one chicken who was badly injured. I guess in the big picture it's not a big deal, but is upsetting none the less. We are hoping a fence on our open sides will prevent it from happening again.
PS.... This is the rare occasion of John being on the tractor. I really don't like to share it and usually it's me who drives it!