Just about got the Dually stuck in the mud in the back yard this afternoon. Rocked it back and forth as I couldn't reverse as the one hay bale was behind the truck.
Went to pick up 2 bales from Mike as the cows were out. Did a couple of errands and back home took the tractor out into the veggie garden on the other aide of the bale feeder. Schlepped through the mud, walking very carefully in the tractors tyre tracks. Went to get the truck and a bribe bucket of barley for the cows. Drove across the back lawn and sank like a stone. Reversed, and turned onto firmer ground, got out, called the cows and tipped the grain into the trough for them. Love watching how Little Red always runs and reaches the trough first. Back in the truck moving towards the gate, sank again. OK, got out and went and got the tractor back out the garden, pulled the back bale off into the mud. This lightened the truck by about 1,000 lbs, so I spun it back and forward until I got that baby out. But not without covering the bale, tractor and truck full of mud ! As the cows wouldn't dally long at the bunk feeder, i hopped onto the mud covered tractor, speared the bale and after losing it twice, got it into position, cut the plastic and netting, pulled the mud heavy plastic off whilest threatening the cows, popped the bale barrier over it and drove out. Had the gate open the whole time, gambling on the cows being too hungry to want to wander out the veggie garden.
Actually brushed the horses today. Clumps of hair falling out, they are losing their Winter fuzz. Missy allowed me to start brushing her first, Max is much more skittish with me. Brushed him as well although he kept moving away, not totally trusting me. Funny boy. Got most of the loose hair out, but I was covered. Went and got them each a handful of green alfalfa hay, and stood with it in my hands until they came to me. Slowly they are getting to know, trust and like me.
Had a marvelous shower as I was yucky dirty. All clean and cuddled up in fuzzy thermals :)