We don’t have a work truck for Pot Hole Farm yet. We usually borrow John’s flatbed truck Festus for all our large loads, like the other day when we purchased a cabinet and a 24′ extension ladder. My 2005 Jeep Liberty fills in for all other jobs and so I have appropriately named it The Dirt Mobile. As work vehicles go it is persistently filthy.
It has carried dirty dogs, loads of lumber, bales of straw, chickens and guineas. Last summer it was bags of potting soil, flats of flowers and gardening tools. This past fall we even loaded it down with cut logs we found along the road. The back seat is covered in dog hair and dirty paw prints and a few minutes ago when I opened the door to remove a parcel Moby jumped in and added his muddy footprints to the mix.
That’s life on the farm. You use whats available to get the job done. Now that we have days that the frozen pot hole infested, rutty road has thawed out my Jeep looks like we have been out mud bogging. Come Summer it will be covered in a veil of road dust. Until we are able to purchase a truck it will have to continue to be the work horse, but thats ok, it’s already proven its up to the task.