Lime, disking, and overheating

Yesterday was our “Sunday” of our weekend, but the pin I needed for tractor so I could start disking came in, as did the 32 tonnes of lime I ordered (I only needed 3 tonnes but to buy that amount I would have to buy by the bag, which would cost me over $1000, but through the governments subsidized lime program, I got 32 tonnes for under $1000. I won’t have to buy lime again for a decade!). Evan and I got the 3 tonnes spread, one shovel full at a time, then got the pile covered, while the wind blew plastic tarps and lime all over, then I started disking. Just before I finished, just one sliver left, the tractor overheated….steam and coolant blowing out from under the hood. I thought maybe I’d blown a line, but it just got too hot because of all the dandelion seed that was clogging the radiator screen. Must buy oat and clover seed today…

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Finishing off Evan’s beer that he passed me for a sip…

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