Big Boy Toys

Our good friend Rod recently bought a Boomer, and then a grappling bucket. So this weekend he brought his tractor over to “play” with Matt’s tractor, and in the process they fell a whole lotta trees and a bunch of brush. They took 5 large, old diseased trees out of our yard, and thinned our grove along the east and south sides.

This is Saturday’s pile:

Today’s pile was probably twice this size. I couldn’t believe they got all of this done in about 10 hours.

Now that Matt’s seen the grappling bucket in action, he thinks he needs one. Even I have to admit it was really cool how Rod could just pick up everything from the largest tree trunk to the small scrubby stuff.

And then he could rake things into piles, too.

My job was simply to keep the food, pie, and hot coffee coming.

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3 Responses to Big Boy Toys

  1. I can just hear ‘em saying “vrooom vrooom” as they “work”. Too cool.

  2. Rurality says:

    Oh Lord, please don’t let my husband see the grappling bucket. Amen. :)

  3. Oh man, are we jealous. We are the owners of a 1953 Farmall Cub that is currently in pieces in the barn.