Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rearveiw Mirror

Verse of the Day: Ephesians 1:18 "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,"

Driving the F250 farm truck has been, to say the least, a bit unnerving at times. You glance out the driver's side window and are greeted with an empty mirror bracket. You glance up at the top center of the windshield and see nothing.

Mirrors are a very important part of the driving experience, especially backing up, and one on the passenger side just doesn't cut it. We are used to seeing the broader picture.

So, as you can see from the above picture, I put the snapped-off mirror in the vise. I welded a bolt onto what was left of a metal stud, and soon restored sight to whomever drives the truck.

They say hindsight is 20-20. In other words, looking back we see what we should have done differently. but the road, so to speak, is already past. So why glance back? Doesn't Paul say in Philippians 3:13 that he forgets the past, reaching forth to the future? Like when we drive, we can't stare at the mirrors, or we will come to a sudden and deplorable end! Yes, but there are also times to look back. Consider Isaiah 51:1:
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock [whence] ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit [whence] ye are digged.

We glance back and see the transforming power of God in our lives, the miraculous things He has done for us, and it strengthens us as we focus again on what lies before us.

Also, Eph. 5:15
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Circumspectly means literally "looking in a circle", or looking around. 1 Peter 5:8 tells us we have an adversary that we are to be vigilantly watching for him. He loves to sneak up behind us.
God bless, and check your mirrors!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spunky the Calf

Spunky, the latest addition to Simpleacres.
He is a Jersey/Holstein/Finland Red calf that was born at a farm several miles away.
Don't get too attached to him, he's beef! He is doing my milking chores for me now :-)

Blessing wasn't interested in the little fellow when he came, but she's fully adopted him and thinks he's her own now!
Out in the pasture.

Have a good one!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Last 3 Months

Not a lot going on photographically this year but here's what I have...
Golden Hill Lighthouse on a fine Saturday Morning


Yes...another silo picture.


Big 375 Horsepower toy

Hooked to the 34-ft. Case IH 330 Turbo Till...

That needed a couple new blades and needed a couple scrapers straightened out. The joys of big rocks.

Coming soon... Spunky the Calf! Stay tuned in Folks!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday, March 23

A Couple More Pictures
Taking apart the rear end of a Chevy truck.
Rebuilding a Briggs & Stratton carburetor

Also did some work on the 12-row corn planter, replacing worn-out bushings. Not hard, but strenuous and time-consuming! It's been a good week and I hope y'all don't think I'm too crazy if I look forward to Monday. It's okay to enjoy your work...:-)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Job

Her are a couple cell phone pics from yesterday's work. I've moved from Trek, inc, where I worked as a factory assembler, to the great outdoors and what I like best - farming and mechanics. I am now a farm mechanic/ machine operator at Atwater Farms in Barker, NY. 
JD8630. 275 hp...

...powering this.

Enjoying the warm afternoon as I wait for the next tanker for me to fill.
Hopefully more later!