Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gonna Be a Chainsaw Day

Ordered a new belt and two new blades for the Toro. Ouchers at $135, but it's necessary. At least I don't have to pay a shop to do it for me. Dropping the deck wasn't that hard either.

One day this week heading back to my farm and cut down saplings growing up in the pastures. These saplings are tough on bush hog blades, so the steel blades of a hefty riding mower doesn't have much of a chance.

Laid in bed last night thinking of all the fence work I have to to on my farm. Where do I start? How much is the projected cost? When can I get started? Simply, pick a corner and start there. Work the street side first and work back to the creek. Have got forty years of brush and trees to clear out of the fence line, too. Might have to buy another chainsaw when all this work is done.

Mom has therapy today. She's doing very well for a 93 year old woman. Has lots of upper body strength. Legs and hips are weak though. To be expected. We both take supplements like SAM-e to aid in joint health. Sam-e is a miracle supplement. Takes away the inflammation I use to get when I lifted too much weight on blown knees. Pricey at $30 to $40 a box, but the relief from the aches and pains of middle-age make it worth the price.


  1. Ever tried Glucosamine Chondritin? Works for some people.

    Also, there is DMSO. They use it on horses. Alot of old timers swear by it. Have to pick it up at the feed store.

  2. Glucosamine Chondroitin never worked for me. DMSO is a bit strong. SAMe is naturally made by our bodies and doesn't interfere with high blood pressure medications.