This little project here is courtesy of whoever decided it would be fun to drive down the gate to my field up on the ridge. The gate is padlocked. They wanted to drive up in the field to do donuts in their truck, so they drove the gate down. I’m hoping that did some damage to their vehicle, but apparently they didn’t mind. My neighbor discovered the gate down and told me about it, and I had my hired men up there with the tractor to fix the situation. First, they used the tractor to bend the gate back into some semblance of normalcy. (This prevented having to purchase a new gate.) I bought the heaviest chains I could buy and this time not only chained the gate on the side where it was padlocked but also chained the gate to the post on the other side, with another padlock.
When they drove the gate down, they pushed it so hard, they pulled the pins right out of the post. They will have a harder time if they try again because of the chain.
P.S. My power was out yesterday! It’s not even power outage season (winter) yet!
I was visiting with the cows out in the field when I took this photo. I love this view of the barn, from out in the field, and my favorite “look” for the barn is always its fall dress. Barn colors just go with fall.
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