Tuesday, June 05, 2012

On Safari

My dad is wearing a hat that looks like a pith helmet from the Boer War.

We may safari to the East India Trading Company outpost later for kerosene and hardtack. 

Monday, June 04, 2012

My Near- Death Experience on a Ride-On Mower

Okay I'm slightly exaggerating. But I did almost crash it.

I had to go out and help my dad today, one of his ride-on mowers (yes, he has two) broke a belt and it was stuck out in the front pasture near the road. He needed me to steer it as he towed it back to the workshop. Then we realized it was kind of fun, so he says, "You wanna do a loop around the yard?"

Well, DUH.

It WAS fun... until we came to the down slope and I forgot where exactly the brake for the mower was. So I cut the wheel and narrowly missed the right corner of the rear bumper, and the tow rope got wrapped around the left front mower wheel axle. So he still had to tow me back to the workshop, but it was more like lurching and dragging. But still kind of fun.
What can I say? It seemed like a good idea at the time.