Last night, Lynn and I met up at Truffles and Tortes in downtown Anoka to have some desert and catch up on things. I had the scrumptious Chocolate Nirvana and coffee.
- Drive tractor up to bucket until brackets align with shaft.
- Hook up hydraulic lines. Try not to tear thumbnail painfully down to the quick (as I did in my practice run).
- Raise, lower, back up, pull forward, jiggle around until the bracket is laying on the shaft.
- Lower the bucket until the front plate sets against the front of the tractor.
- Then lock the plate in place.
H also took me on a practice run with the horse trailer to the nearby park that has horse trails. I had to get the feel of how wide to make my turns and when to start them, how to use the side mirrors to see where the trailer tires were and if anyone was behind me, and how to back up. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to get out and back in the driveway. I guess the part I’m really not certain about is how the horse I take is going to behave alone with me out on a trail. Guess there’s only one way to find out. I’ll definitely be wearing a helmet.