Well it's March 11 and spring is definitely here. I needed some tie rod ends for the tractor so I decided I'd take a trip to the new Tractor Supply Store
in Washington, NJ.
A very nice Saturday morning drive, with a scenic ride along the Delaware River. I arrived at the store and I see them wheeling towards the back room a dozen or so unsold snow throwers, usually they are sold out by Jan. 1, but this winter that was the wrong item to sell. Out of the corner of my eye, I see a brand new shinny red manure spreader, ready to be parked where the snow throwers were.
Oh it sure is nice, I've always wanted one, but quite honestly my garden just isn't big enough, a pitch fork is big enough to throw the *hit. Oh well, maybe next year I'll bring one home to plant roses in....
The trip home was better than the trip in. I stopped for lunch at Hot Dog Johnny's
in Butzville NJ along Rt. 46. It's one of those great Americana hot dog stands, still cranking out those dogs since WWII.
Two with mustard, onion, relish and a birch beer in a mug please! Ah what a great taste! A nice 60 deg spring day, a greasy picnic table, and a scrumptious lunch while sitting along side the Pequest River
. A pleasant stay, the Harley riders where there, pickup trucks were parked under the trees with the kids sitting in the back , and a few Mercedes thrown in for good measure.
The afternoon was spent replacing the tie rod ends, replaced the pulleys on the mule drive and I also pulled the snow thrower off. I won't mount the mower for another week, I need to mount the plow and move some of the driveway around.
Oh, for the evening dinner, my wife and I along with my son and his soon to be Ms. spent a few hours at the local all you can scarf down Chinese........(definitely not a South Beach Diet day...)
Ain't life just grand!!!