Day 27 – Saweet Dear Brother.

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by
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It’s Tuesday!!  Today my brother headed out to drill the vine holes with bobcat in tow.  I am laughing a little as I write this, just thinking of our naïve thoughts on how long it may take to punch or drill 1,500 holes.  Today he headed out anticipating that it would take 2 days… 3 AT THE MOST to get the job done.  We never thought to stop and calculate it – I guess we’re usually pretty good at estimating?  Usually.

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Started on the west side of the property with Rows 1 & 2 working left – right.

 

He arrived early morning to get started and got about 13 to 14 holes drilled when a hydraulic hose thing-a-ma-jigger started leaking.  No choice but to fix it since it would be a long couple of days with constant hydraulic splatter.  So off he goes, surely there is a place with bobcat/hydraulic parts somewhere in the greater Prescott metroplex?  Surely?  After striking out with the common establishments, he went to the heavy construction dealers, their service departments, a number of one man shops…nothing.  Really?  Maybe we should be considering a Bobcat dealer instead of a vineyard?!

After chasing a part all day, it turns out the part he needs is about 5 miles up the road from our farm (100 miles from him).  I give him a ton of credit for his patience and attitude, just another day for him.   For ease of part/need explanation he had my other brother picked it up (smart boys), who then handed it off to me and away we went to deliver the part.  I arrived about 6:30 with part in hand to find him sitting on his tailgate with his dog Missy.  Later on I find out he had weeded all around the house & courtyard, cleaned up the creek, tested out the 4wd on Ranger 😉 and had dinner made… just waiting on me.  Saaweet dear brother!

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Sether’s tackled the weeds and trash pick up in creek while waiting on the part…that my friends is called hard working boredom.

He grabbed the part, took about 10 minutes…heck maybe 5 minutes to fix the bob cat, started it up and parked it so it is ready for tomorrow.

Lucky be me – to have such wonderful brothers!  I don’t always enjoy the cantankerous, opinionated and hackling of each other (or keeping each other in check)…well maybe some days I do – but I always appreciate that I’m guaranteed they’ll do the right thing, work hard and we’re always there for each other.  We are who we are.  I’m a lucky sister for sure!

AND…..Day 27 ended with about 14 holes dug (small round of applause).  Only 1486 more to go.


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