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February 27th, 2013

Last week, we arrived home at around 8 pm on Saturday night.   We had grand plans of taking Sunday off to relax and rest up from our 3 week long trip.   Nature had other plans for us.
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We woke up Sunday to a blanket of snow.  It continued snowing throughout the day.  Mr Chiots used that new tractor to move the remaining snow from the blizzard that we missed while we were in Colombia.  The snow was heavy and piled rather high, we are thankful that we had the tractor or we wouldn’t have been able to get into our garage for quite a while. The driveway was also plowed twice, I did a ride along in the big red plow truck to take a few photos.
Cleaning up the Snow 3
I really should take advantage of all this snow to get out and get my Christmas card picture for this coming Christmas. I’d really like to feature this truck with big old fashioned Christmas lights. It sure would be nice to get that out of the way.
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Cleaning up the Snow 4
So much for a day of rest.  We didn’t really mind, we love snow and we enjoy hard work.  Since we did so much physical labor on Sunday, however we didn’t feel well-rested on Monday morning. We’ll just have to be mindful to take a few evenings off during the week.

Does nature every thwart your plans of rest and relaxation?

Farmer Chiots

February 5th, 2013

Ever since we moved to our new place in Maine, Mr Chiots has been looking for tractors on Craig’s List. Luckily, our new neighbor Matt is well versed in the tractor world and has been helping.
Kubota LA481 4
A week ago Sunday, they headed up to look at one that looked promising. When he returned, Mr Chiots had the manual and big smile on his face. He had purchased his chariot. Luckily we found a great deal on a used one.
Kubota LA481 2
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Kubota LA481 3
This past Saturday, they rented a trailer from a friend, and made two trips to bring home the tractor and all the implements.
Kubota LA481 5
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Kubota LA481 1
Lucky me, now I can have Mr Chiots dig holes for trees in a snap with a tractor. It will sure come in handy when it comes to tending the driveway and squirreling away firewood to stay warm in the winter.

What’s your favorite garden tool or machine?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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