Whew! I’m back home! I pulled the 16’ stock trailer 476 miles today. I took highway 7 out of Crockett to I-45, to just below Dallas, cut over to I-20 on Highway 287. Took a bunch of twisty roads outside of Weatherford to my destination. Their barn was down a steep slope with loose gravel and a small space to get turned around. Uhhh… F250, heavy Diesel engine, 16’ trailer, I suck at doing all things trailer. Nope. Staying up here in the driveway! So he took his little truck and small trailer to the barn, we loaded up 2 ewes, he got a running start and made it to the top. He backed up to my trailer and the two ewes calmly walked into my trailer.
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I started for home. My AC ran hot, no cold air! So I put windows down, turned radio up loud and blew it down the Interstate.
Got home, backed trailer up to the young ewes pen, ran extensions of 2 half hog panels to make a chute and they followed me into the pen.
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Notice the aerobic sprayer? I did not back over it. It is unharmed and still works! Neither did I hit the cow panel pen. I might be getting better at this backing up.
This is BTX 19-01 their first lamb. She is 3 years old.
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This is BTX 22-36 she is 4 1/2 months old
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Neither one was interested in posing for a photo shoot. Hot, tired, their hair was messed up and wind blown, supper was served and that’s all they cared about.
Dogs had to do the meet and greet.
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I left at 6:30, got back at 5. That’s the farthest I’ve taken the trailer. Kinda proud of myself.
It is a true art... to be able to move a trailer about.A year ago, it would have been me and BJ. Now it’s me. We were a team, drawing off each other’s strengths. He was perfection with a trailer. Why would I mess with that? I’m gaining confidence and getting better with the trailer. Today was a big deal for me.
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