I am having a hard time believing that we are still in winter. We have had some wonderful temperatures that have let us play outside. On this particular day we went over to the farm and watched as daddy worked on the swather.
I know nothing about working on this piece of equipment (I do know how to drive it though!) but thought it might be interesting to learn a little bit about maintenance.
I learned that if you take the header off the swather, it is much easier to work on. If you don't, the work space is not very conducive to getting any work done.
Here is my husband replacing some belts.
It is amazing to me to think about how much my husband has to know in order to fix anything on the farm. There are so many moving parts and nuts and bolts that hold things together, that I have no idea how he keeps it all straight.
I then decided to interview my son. Now if you know anything about him you know that he hears one story and makes it his own. This particular day he had his own story on what he was fixing. His sister steals some of his thunder though.
So then I had to put my baby girl on the spot. I think she might be a little camera shy. But she sure does have an award winning smile!
Here are the kids helping out in the cab of the swather.
Now that the belts are back in working order it is time to put the header back onto the swather. It looks easier than it really is. Everything has to line up just perfect. Someone has to drive the swather and then the other one has to help the header line up.
We ended our day at the farm with a "three wheeler" ride around the yard.
Hope we have more of these warm days so I can continue to go to the farm and learn more about fixing and working on the equipment that helps make our lively hood possible!