Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Meet Big Bear, Our New Work Horse

There are times when assistance is needed when "living off the land".  100 years ago, mules and horses were the norm; today, not so much.

In order for me to be able to "drive" my new work horse, I had to put on these shoes, which I usually save for winter work...(yes, those are my legs, my feet, my shoes, LOL...)

Allow me to introduce you to Big Bear...

This is him with his big snow plow, which includes a wench attachment (an awesome attachment that allows you to lift things), and he also has a hitch & 4 wheel drive...everything we need to work the woods, the hollows & the mountains!  Handsome critter, if I do say so myself. 

This is Bear, undressed so to speak, the way we will usually utilize him...with a temporary recycle cans basket attached to the front...don't laugh, at least it is in the same color scheme!!!  But look at those brand new tires!  We got an awesome deal with this purchase:)

And this is me in the drivers seat on Bear, preparing for my first ride.  It didn't take long, and I was shifting gears with my foot (new to me) and on my way!

You do know there will be some exploration entertainment that Bear provides, LOL!

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Trust me you will soon learn to drive with flip flops. I did!

Lise said...

Ha ha, we'll see about that...I couldn't do it with sneakers!