Lee just said something that’s a cautionary truth for anyone thinking of moving out to a ranch:
If you’re going to keep a ranch going, you need to be a mechanic.
Unfortunately, Lee didn’t inherit that gene. What that means is that he has to find someone to fix anything that breaks. And as he points out, you’re at the mercy of their schedule.
Right now, though, thanks to talented friends and professionals, all the equipment is working. Lee’s got all the grass mowed, except the designated wildflower area.
And we’ve been able to use the big ole front-end loader to rearrange the raised beds (he couldn’t mow between them where they were). The dogs enjoyed it, too.
On the other hand, it pisses off the mockingbird family. They keep wanting to nest in the digger arm. You’d think they’d learn!
We enjoy working around sunset. Wouldn’t you?
I guess the equipment issues are worth it. We love our home.