Like Father, Like Daughter

I finally got a good night sleep last night. That combined with decent weather and I was ready to tackle a few outdoor projects today. I spent some time pulling logs out of a gully near the house with the tractor. The gully runs along the space where we want to move a shed to turn into a chicken coop. We’ll use the logs lingering down there in the wood boiler and it makes sense to drag them out before the chicken coop moves in. I roped a chain around the logs, attached the chain to the tractor and pulled them out of the gully and then left them on side of the drive.

Later in the afternoon after I’d given up on the job, I looked out the kitchen window to this sight. Father/daughter. Big tractor/little tractor. She’s so like her daddy in so many ways. She’s a little engineer (she beat out 12 boys to win the Lego robot championship in camp last week – Go Hannah!). She wants to explain things to me in diagrams written on napkins. She only does hard labor if it involves power equipment.

Like Father Like Daughter

Hannah is receiving a lesson in skidding logs with her John Deere. Paul rigged the tractor up so Hannah could hook up her log and then drive it around to the back of the house near the wood boiler.

fathers and daughters

Not too fast, Paul is telling her. Start out easy – light on the peddle.

hard at work

And she’s off!

mini skidder

This entry was posted in and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

You might enjoy these other recent posts...

Summer Solstice

On this Summer Solstice, I went in search of Lupins. The tall spired flowers are my favorite thing about June. Seas of purply blossoms fill the landscape, brightening fields, providing … Continue reading

Hummingbird Feeder Cleaning

I hate cleaning my hummingbird feeders, but I do it every weekend. I’ve read it should be done more often, but my time during the week is so limited that … Continue reading

Gone

For more than seven years I’ve passed this blueberry field on the way to work. A solitary tree rising above the blueberry barren like a sentinel, creating focus, depth, and … Continue reading

Showing Off Pigeon Hill

My folks made the trip from Pennsylvania for Hannah’s high school graduation. Their visit was short and we didn’t have a lot of free time, but I did my best … Continue reading

Creating Memories

I’m not a foodie and you’ll find more “oops” stories here at Downeast Thunder Farm than you will recipes. In planning for Hannah’s graduation celebration, I found these little graduation … Continue reading

graduation storm trooper masks Graduation!

It’s been a wildly crazy couple of weeks. Watching Hannah wrap up her high school career has been bitter-sweet. Happy for her accomplishments, and sad that this chapter of her … Continue reading