We finally bought a replacement Ram truck.  It’s red like our last one and was locally owned and operated.  It also has a plow.  And the timing couldn’t have been better.  We got hit yesterday with another big snowstorm.  Let me tell you, it’s wonderful to have our own plow.  Keith usually has to plow our long drive and pathways with a tractor and bucket.  Since there’s no cab on the tractor, he’s nearly frozen by the time he finishes.  Not to mention, there are no lights.  He’s been using a battery operated headlamp.  But, we’re not complaining, honest.  Why?  The original homesteaders here would have had to plow by horse and lantern or by hand.  And they didn’t have the extreme-weather clothing and boots that we have today.  Alas, their ways were more sustainable than ours, but only if they managed to survive.

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