Friday, February 10, 2017

Work Arounds

So I am by myself and the truck won't start. If the wiring doesn't dry out it will need to be towed and repaired. I am holding out hope. I have a feeling my great grandparents have an eye on me; as they lived rurally and had chickens and know all about Fords with bad attitudes. I was low on feed and got a number of a local who delivers feed to a farm door, a two-bag minimum. So I arranged for 40lbs of dog food and a 150lbs of farm feed. What a blessing! I also called the guy who delivers my firewood - a pony trainer named Rob. Rob is moving to Alaska to work with his ponies as a logger in the big North. Before he does, he will be delivering some more firewood as I am getting low as winter winds down. These are work arounds. Farming is rarely ideal. To have a network around you that serves your needs both makes homesteading alone possible (even with a bum truck) and helps support other small businesses. I am happy to pay the small delivery feed to keep this farm going. I am excited for Rob and his journey northwest! Everyone around you has a story to tell. Just ask!

2 Comments:

Blogger Elizabeth Amos said...

I really hope your truck starts back up soon! Good luck!

February 11, 2017 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger John Dunnrowicz said...

Try spraying WD40 on the starter and all wiring you can see, spark plug wire, distributer cap, everything electrical. WD 40 displaces water. It's not a permanent fix but could buy you several months. Good luck

February 14, 2017 at 8:55 AM  

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