I spent several days in Pine Island too, and while there tried to fix a rear tire on the WD Allis Chalmers that was shot. Got some used replacement tires and and a new tube and put it together twice, but still leaks. It appears that the valve stem was not properly put into the new tube and even with a patch it is still leaking--where the round stem is vulcanized into the tube.
Back to Cushing where I arrived just in time for a storm to come through last night and knock over some trees and make a small mess of the yard and gardens. I think Margo will be up to Cushing for a couple of weeks after having been away since April with her Dad. She will see the pretty yard flowers after the storm flattened them rather than standing upright!
|An old large Macintosh apple tree came down. Rotten at the core.|
|A pond where no pond existed in the neighbors corn field. Lots of corn and hay flattened|
|Next to Jensen's garage in Cushing|
|West of Cushing two huge trees down in a yard|
|Storm clouds gathering can be pretty, but destructive when they arrive.|
|The garden did not fare well|
|Some home-sawn jackpine to fix the barn wall on the south and the old rotten tractor tire to be used for a fire ring (in a brush pile maybe).|
|Yesterday with the Macintosh apple tree the big spreading one on the left. Below--this morning.|
|Gave a tour to some Polk County Endeavor's folks yesterday at the Cushing Museum. We all had a great time.|