Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Things We Do For Our Kids

One of the many things we love about our farm is actually not on our farm. Well, not all the time at least ;-).  Some of the traffic going up and down the lane is folks going to town.  Most of the traffic going up and down the lane is neighbors.

Neighbors checking on neighbors, stopping in to help neighbors, picking on neighbors...and at the end of the day, just riding around visiting.  The vehicle of choice is what has become affectionately known around here as a "Unit".


Need to take that bale of nasty, moldy hay that had wintered in the baler over to the neighbor to see how she likes her hay?  You take your Unit.  Haha, very funny ;-).  Note Bullwinkle up front. 


Stopping by at the end of the day.  Bullwinkle jumps right in.  No pictures of the John Deere gator though because that neighbor won't let Bullwinkle near it!  Oh, the inhumanity ;-o.


Bullwinkle took one ride and now he is a Unit Junkie.


So Saint Tim finally caved and got him his very own Unit.  This picture is from a friend who happened to see Tim driving home from the big city last night.  What are the odds!


Bullwinkle jumped right in and off to the neighbors we go!


I think this picture is funny not only because of the expression on BW's face, but the angle of the house (?) and Hank trotting by making his rounds, working while we go out to play.  He would not think riding around in the Unit was at all fun.


I think this picture is a scream.  Headed down the road with your sheep.  As you do.  Tilly loves the Unit!


It was really too hot for the dogs to be with us, especially in the back, but Kate was not going to let us leave her behind.  She loves the Unit, too.


As does Stella.  We went back to check on her grandkids (the five new calves).  We got a tiny bit of mud on the new (to us) Unit and were having a laugh about what Tim would have to say. Not to worry, we got a big storm last night and there's not a spec of mud left on it.  But several tree limbs are down and will need cleaned up today.  

Good thing we got a Unit ;-D.


17 comments:

  1. Lol...we call ours 'The Buggy'.

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  2. We call ours "The Hauler" because our first brand was a hauler. Now we have a different brand, but we still call in the hauler.

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  3. A farm I worked on years ago had an early model that we called The Runaway. I can't remember if it was when you started it, but I think that was it.

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  4. OMW. How funny to see you traveling in the UNIT with your sheep. Those vehicles are known as MULE in South Africa: Motorized Utility Light Equipment. Great that a friend spotted and snapped Saint Tim towing his new UNIT. What a wonderful post: thank you! Greetings Jo

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  5. Well, every man needs a unit. (Did I just say that out loud ; )

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  6. OMG. That's it. I want to live on your street...road...lane. And I want a UNIT. Wonder which animal would go riding with me? Harlow the baby goat probably. :)

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  7. Wow, nice Unit! That will certainly be handy for all sorts of different farm tasks, as well as neighbour visiting. But especially for sheep joy-riding!

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  8. Scream is right......laughing so hard the dogs came over to see......like they would know!! Gotta love joy riding with beasties!!

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  9. Seems our friends mostly call them Gators, after a particular brand. This whole post is too funny!

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  10. BW can ride in my Gator any time! Joy ridin' in the unit >zoom< >zoom<

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  11. Wait until Bullwinkle figures out how to release the break. Do Flo or that gecko know about this?

    Honestly, the first thing that popped in my head when I saw the name of your buggy was "Moon Unit," the name Frank Zappa gave his daughter. Showing my age!

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  12. I want one!! :)
    Love the lamb pics!

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  13. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE! Seeing you and Stella!

    Linda

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  14. Bullwinkle is one lucky sheep

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  15. Enjoyed the pictures of Bullwinkle riding in the unit! He looks so comfortable enjoying his ride......

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  16. Saw "Units" everywhere this weekend! Had shown husband this blog post so he grinned without confusion when I shouted, "A Unit! ... if they have a sheep?" I guess not in northern Maine... :)

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  17. Very fun, nice to see Bullwinkle et al enjoying your new wheels! Sadly, we've had a non-working e̶y̶e̶s̶o̶r̶e̶ unit sitting in our front yard for over a year. I'm glad it became hidden by giant thistles so that people would stop inquiring if it was for sale. Hopefully on the honey-do list soon...

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