Every winter Steve has had to help the school bus or a neighbor or client get their vehicle (bus, car, pick up) out of the ditch along the road when we have heavy snow. He just starts up a tractor, gets the heavy chains and goes to work. Today was a new event for him.
This is what we woke up to:
And then, when Steve went out to feed cattle, it became whiteout conditions. He was outside a long while… I just figured he was waiting to be able to see his way in, and staying in the barn. But then I heard the tractor start up. I thought he was going to plow the driveway, or at least “make tracks” in it with the big tractor tires, so someone could see where the driveway is if they came to deliver something. But then I heard it idling…. and not going up and down the driveway. When I looked outside, I ran to get my boots, hat, gloves and coat on and grabbed the camera too.
I was too late to catch the “real” action of the towing, but this is what he towed out of the ditch..
He was so grateful for the help, and he took pictures on his own camera. Said it was the first time he had been stuck in 2 yrs. He had tried to stop because of the white out, but was already off the road by the time he did.
This is where he had been:
And after more profuse thanks, he was on his merry way.
The cows werent sure what to make of the tractor and truck out in the road…. they surely notice and make a ruckus when things are out of the norm.
It was kind of pretty in a snowy kind of way. It’s about 12-14″ of that heavy wet snow. I shoveled a path about 12 ft long. That was enough for me! I didnt want to overdo it, as this is heart attack snow. We are supposed to get another 4-6 inches by noon tomorrow. Oh joy.
I stayed in the rest the day and enjoyed our beautiful studio.