Monday, July 15, 2013
Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you.
It finally caught up to me today. I've been noticing the mushrooms sprouting up, and the weird white fungus that has begun growing on the forest floor. I quit mowing my meadow because it was so slick and soaked that it wasn't safe. The rain is definitely causing some changes around here.
Even so, when I went out in the truck today, I got careless. I tried to turn it around by backing off the old forest service road I was on, and the rear tires sunk down in a bog. I mean, right down to the ground. Tried the old unditching procedure of digging out some of the gunk and putting branches under it, but they just sank into the quagmire. It's raining hard now, so I just left the vehicle and walked on home through the woods. It's so slick, and the clay is so churned up, that the tires just can't get a grip on anything. Tomorrow I'll go back with a come along and see if I can get it out. If I can't, I'll have to get another truck with a winch to pull me out, but it's a really bad road, very narrow and slick, and I hate to ask anybody to go out there. I have a friend with a wrecker service and I'll give him a call if need be. I'd rather get it out on my own, though. I don't like depending on outside help for anything, though I can swallow my pride and do it if I have to. I'm also not that anxious to advertise the fact that I backed off the road without getting out and looking at the ground carefully after all this rain. It looked solid from the cab of the truck but I should have known better. Bad head work, best not shared with the local folks.