Wagon Construction Week 3
Last week I showed you a few photos of how my new wagon is progressing. The pressure’s on now to get this sucker finished. My goal is to haul it up to the Canadian Maritimes while spring’s still in the air. There, hauled by mule Polly, I want to interview folks about things seafaring and cod.
Here are a few photos Week 3 of wagon construction. Yep, this was the week I hitched mule Polly to the wagon. I’ve been working on this project just under a month (that’s a month of working days, not counting days off for family matters and weeding the winter garden.) Not bad considering I budgeted daily pipe smoking sessions to admire progress. A man needs to celebrate life’s daily victories you know. For maximum contemplation value and political incorrectness, nothing beats a Dr Grabow Grand Duke. Add a cup of cowboy coffee and, though you may erase a few years of your life, you can cancel your 10a appointment with your life coach. Just sayin…
Hope all’s well with you and you’re tackling some dandy projects of your own. Special thanks to Kenny Tyndall for the great pics. Sorry I ran over your dog pal.
(Map Note: this map shows where I took my first wagon shake down tour. Look closely and you can see the Carolina Horse Park’s race track, home of the Stoneybrook Steeplechase.)
Just found your site…Wow!! I’m thinking of doing something of the same, but am total newbie at it.
Anyways, I live in Lowell, MA, so when you travel somewhere near here, I’d love to check in with you.
My husband is from Nova Scotia and we lived on Cape Breton Island for 6 years. Maybe I’d have some advice or information that would be helpful.
Thanks for sharing and I’ll keep reading about your progress
Howdy Bernie & Polly,
What dead pup?? How’d the shakedown cruise go,
besides Polly jumping the puddle?? I wondered whether Ron named the stove for a box of Zesta saltines, because it does look like one, or
for the old cookstove brand named Vesta?? We ate lots of the best coconut pies and cakes
from the side-oven there ever was.. If you did your sneak-up/hook-up on flat ground Bob would never know it!! Of course, you might pull the back off of that Tractor Supply trailer he’s
towing, with 4K# in it!!!
Waitin’ on you !! I’m ready!!
Deat Pat and Butterbean,
Great hearing from you. Pat, I hope you got your book. It’s the first one I’ve sent off the new wagon. That’s not mule hair, mate, that’s a book mark… Seriously, I’ll be sure to give you a ring if I need more Maritime info. At this point, mule Polly knows more than I know about the place. Keeps telling me she wants to visit L’Anse Aux Meadows….
Butterbean, you mentioned the stove. Ronald named it in honor of the cracker box not the wood stove. Now if I just had a little red paint…. Oh well, black grill paint will have to do…
Cheers from the shake down cruise. Bernie Orintal, NC