|Stupid trailer won't go through the gate|
Annmarie blames this on me hooking up to the trailer with the bucket and a chain. I have been unwilling to unhook the mower and use the back hitch on the tractor. I am a firm believer that this would not make a difference but she is not so convinced. So I got the back axle stuck in the fence and had to use the pickup to pull it sideways 1.5 feet so it would go through the gate. The really big obstacle is the culvert in the orchard. It is not very wide and the trailer is 35 feet long. I swung really ride and thought I was gonna make it! Annmarie started to holler at me to stop, I figured the wheel would drop into the ditch and I could just pull it out with the tractor. Nope!! It got lodged in the end of the culvert and would not come out. There was much mud on my face as I apologized for not listening. We finished laying sprinkler line in the orchard and then I picked up the trailer end with the tractor. There was a new bend in the pipe joining the two axles. I am going to have to get that fixed. Tomorrow after work I will get a new flexible hose and fire up the pump again! Hopefully this time everything works properly.