Sometimes no matter what you do, no matter how prepared you are, the equipment gods may just have it in for you. At least that’s what it feels like when, after just repairing flats on both the tractor (this makes 3 brand new tires our of 4 for the tractor) and the mower, I managed to strip the mower deck clutch and drop parts into the grass like turkey turds from a tall pine. Now my field looks like the aliens left a crop circle. The shop tells me they are booked out 1 1/2 weeks.
The worst thing is, my grandson is due to show up anytime now. He is expecting rides. I can handle those crop circles but the little guy is going to be pretty disappointed. That just kills me to think about.