Bush Hog or Brush Hog if you prefer. These two tractors and I have spent many a sweaty, stinky and bee-stung hour together. The larger tractor is built by Ford, the other, smaller tractor is built by Kubota. I can’t tell ya how many miles of backwood trails I’ve cut with the small tractor, the larger is usually used to mow entire fields and there are several to keep mowed down here.

Before you take off hogging though, it’s a dandy idea to walk or hop on a quad and ride the field first as you don’t know if there are any fawns or other critters bedded down among the tall grasses. I’ve flushed several deer out over the years. You should know where the holes are at as well as rocks protruding from the ground which will do a lot of damage to a bush hog blade.

Before heading out of the barn, always check the tension of the three-point hitch and that the drive shaft is securely attached to the PTO Shaft. Anything getting loose or popping off back there is potentially very dangerous to you! You can see a shadow of Blondie the dog and Dan, the man I worked with here for decades. Cheesy photos. Yeah, I do miss the country life up there but it’s too cold now!

A Dog in the Man Cave

Basically a repost with a twist here, my father’s dog Blondie who is less than a year old in this image. And of course the obligatory man cave photo for this upload. Is man cave one word or two? Mancave or Man Cave?

Well, I’ve got a tough Monday morning in progress going on here with breakfast in my belly and still working on my first cuppa caffeinated goodness.

I want to make the run up to the Valley Of Fire via the Lake Mead route but just can’t get thrilled about the fuel costs for this rather long run.

My truck has a 262 cubic inch V-6 power plant which uses far more fuel than that four cylinder Nissan had with it’s ridiculous rubber band transmission which couldn’t handle the altitude of Mount Charleston! I hope you have a great Monday!