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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Tough Times on the Farm

Went out to the family farm to help with some hay yesterday and well things didn't exactly go as planned. The tongue bolt on the hay wagon, which was completely filled, snapped while my great uncle was turning the load around...the wagon obviously broke free at the top of the hill and gravity took over.

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The wagon picked up speed quickly and headed towards the road...the side the wagon was careening down has about an 8 foot bank. The wagon actually jumped the road, smashed through the fence and ended up in the pasture.

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So we were able to unload the hay and pull the wagon out and will eventually get it back on some wheels.

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The path of destruction:

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All being said, the wagon missed the tree, missed any fenceposts, and missed the powerline pole...for a bad situation, it turned out about as best it could have. No injuries and no major damage.

After all the commotion, when I went up to take pictures at the top of the field and this lady was out eating our soybeans!

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 08:54 PM
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Re: Tough Times on the Farm

So you're saying it turned out to be a good day scouting.
That's some wagon ride. Glad to here nobody got hurt and relatively so little damage.

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 09:55 PM
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Schneikies!
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 09:59 PM
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Thats crazy!! Glad to see everyone was okay! Could have turned out alot worse.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 11:18 PM
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Wow....sorry to hear

You got a nice pic of that leaping doe though!

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 11:36 PM
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That's awful!!

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 11:50 PM
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Wow. Thank goodness, only the wagon, fence and a few bales took a beating.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2014, 12:14 AM
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not too bad damage wise, atleast the tractor wasnt part of the ride.
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Wow!
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-15-2014, 12:05 AM
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Wow that stinks. Glad nobody was hurt!
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