Now we are to the point of the story where I'm going to side track for a second. For those folks that don't understand rural farm/ranch country and how we live, please listen. When I'm going down the road, yes at 14 mph max, and it pisses you off, because what the hell are you doing out here in whiteout conditions on the road going this slow, you are a hazard. Well, here's the answer. First off don't scowl at me, I am bigger than you and will squish you like a potato bug! Secondly, you were probably going to fast in the first place and need to slow your ass down! Finally, I do have my lights on and flashers that means hazard, I see you no need to be a dick, it's crappy out I know I don't wana be here either but, I'm headed to save someone else's butt, it just might be you one day! If I could have someone flag me I would, be he's stuck! Please just stay courteous, patient, and respectful, I'm going as fast and as safe as I can. If you would like some tips please check out AgWeb, they give some great tips on staying safe with agriculture equipment on the road.
So I finally get to Battle Creek as I pull off the highway I notice that this is not going to be fun, I'm going to have to plow my way in first. I get to Lon's truck next and we get out and discuss the game plan on how to dig everyone out. Yes everyone cause by now other vehicles had come down the road. The problem with plowing today was ice. It was so icy underneath that when Lon would get a big scoop of snow he'd start spinning. The whole time all I could think of was please don't get the tractor stuck too. Luckily the three hour project turned out ok, only one broken taillight on the whole thing, not bad. If you didn't get a chance to look at my FB pictures yet, I've posted more there than here. Just glad we made it back home, but that's what we do around here, help our neighbors when they need it. When we started home up our lane, Lon had to plow us home. Yes, the wind is still blowing so no point in trying to plow the road to get out. Most of the problem is the berms are so high there's no real place to go with the snow. (A berm is basically the top of the snowbank, example, the berms in the pictures below are taller than the truck.) Will make for an interesting morning to get to work!