Monday, July 12, 2010

Phase 1

I am MORE than excited. Whoo Hoo!

I so want to get dyeing fabric outside. I can run a water hose down to the potting shed but the potting shed is in serious need of redeeming. First I needed to cajole a sheep shed out of my farmer and have him haul it over to my side of the yard. He is an amazing mover of large unwieldy buildings. He moved the chicken coop and that old potting shed over to the house yard some years previous. This shed is more on the boundary between his side and mine. We no longer use the overhead tank but it could qualify as an antique in a few years! lol It probably would have been better to wait a bit before we pounded in the 2 fence posts and planted the 3 shrubs but he put that shed right into that tight corner with hardly any angst at all. He did lever the finishing touches in by hand and I managed to get my blocking pieces in place pronto. He is wonderful! I'll get some shelves up for my lawn ornaments, tools and lawnmowers. We'll configure doors later. But I shall be emptying the old potting shed ASAP.
Now the deal was: If he moved the shed I had to help start the other tractor. I HATE helping with that kind of stuff. It just doesn't compute that the pulling tractor and the dragged tractor need to be same speed, direction, yada, yada. But, I want a dyeing shed. Badly. Therefore...
To make a long story excruciating...
The removal of the truck from where it was stuck was relatively easy. I was in the dragged part and it went good. I got a false sense of security that all would be well. I was to be the puller. I throttled down, dug in, spun to China, jack rabbited away and saw my dear farmer fly by my right side yelling loudly. Have you ever played crack the whip on skates? It kinda reminded me of that! He said he never saw his life pass before him but I did! So while I filled in the hole I'd dug he repositioned every thing. Back in the saddle and a different gear. Now I needed to make a curved path. Between the car and the truck, no less! VBSigh. Smoother start and by golly, I saw smoke, so I clutched, disengaged and... Now what's the matter? Okay, I will not stop until told to. Right; another Big Sigh. I'm staring to run out of wide open spaces to drive into. I think I'm getting this start down better. Will it never stay running? Uhm, he never told what to do when the road comes to a fork. Should I take the one less travelled? Yahoo, that definitely is smoke. I get the nod, I slip into neutral and off I bound down to terra firma. One last job. I need to help hook up to the wagon and what the hey... Darn thing stalled as it was backing into position. I'm not liking where the 'puller' will be placed to help the 'dragged'. My farmer has had a long day and just about enough of his less than qualified help so we'll retire to pull and drag another day. Phew, I hope the cavalry arrives before I'm called upon to do my duty again!

3 comments:

Gina said...

Sounds like a tough job but you made the read lots of fun! What a nice big space you're going to have!

True Blue Nana said...

A dyeing shed!! How cool, can't wait to see what you create.

KatieQ said...

It sounds like a fair trade. I'm happy that you are closer to having your dyeing studio. Your husband sounds like a gem.

I wish I lived close enough to drive over and share some of my day lily plants with you to put outside of your dyeing shed.