Monday, July 30, 2018

The same people who ruined the gas can

And forced us to put food in put gas tanks because of political payback the Earth! (I lost 3.5MPG in my S-10 as soon as they did it).

Have now decided to mandate "anti-rollover" technology in big trucks.
Basically it works with sensors reading how level the bed is and adjusts air in the airbag suspension.

But we deliver liquids in your straight trucks and the suspension is working overtime to try keeping the bed level. I feel like Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit jerking that steering wheel all over to keep going in a straight line.

BUT after driving with it, I'm sure the law of unintended consequences will come into play in the snow and ice as the back gets kicked around on snow and ice.

Or make a wreck even worse.....
If it leans too far, them it shoots air to the low side. Which it looks like happened here with the famous Lowe's truck wreck.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

So Kurt left for work about 2PM yesterday

And he was working a 14 hour shift in about five different Texas counties.

Why was it that he was the ONLY one on the road wanting to get close to the speed limit?

The only other person wanting to do the speed limit was a belly dump driver I followed when I got back close to Seguin.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

When I enlisted in the Navy- I swore an oath

To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.

I swore it when I re-enlisted.

Brennen, Comey, Crapper, Szrok, Page and the rest of them also had to swear that oath which obviously meant nothing because they are the enemy that oath was talking about,

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

And here I was,,, wondering

Why someone under 21 was packing heat.

And the only reactions they're getting is either the kid not being in back or ZOMG how couls yu do that with a CHILD in the front seat?"
And did the Popo let her off on a weapons charge?

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Just an FYI to you Law Dogs out there

After reading another incident involving a semi and cops having trouble stopping him, Here's a bit of advice.

Have your shotgun rider use a shotgun to shred the hoses running from the cab to the trailer.
The blue one is the service brakes and the red one is basically the emergency brake.
If the red one loses air pressure, all eight trailer tires lock up and Sooper Trucker isn't going anywhere,

The newest member of Snakebit Acres

She still doesn't have a name, but everyone was curious-

The boys

The other mothers-to-be

Mom and daughter had some problems, because it's her first foal and the Farrier was a great help.
She had Vets numbers and a good relationship with them for mom and her mom problems.

The colt got new legs because of a tendon problem in her front knees and is learning how to walk and more importantly- to get up.

Apparently we had an addition to the herd last night

....or this morning.

Pictures to follow.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Dear Steering wheel holders

Yes you two parked side by side in the fuel island at the Love's about an hour south of San Antonio.

You were doing such a good job of living up to your companys' reputation.
Parked there next to each other from the time I pulled behind a flatbed till I got done fueling and actually was able to pull ahead and let someone else fill up while I went inside.

And still there with not a driver steering wheel holder in site when I came out- and you weren't at the fuel desk.
Maybe you were new drivers and were never told about driver courtesy, but at least you'll be seeing the good advice for you every time you walk to your ride......

Swing Wide, It's a Fucking Trailer.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Country Line post hole digger

If you need something that will hang straight without adjusting your 3 point hitch arm 6" up- don't get this.

If you want something that will last more than 100 holes in clay- don't buy this.

I was digging the last hole for the donkey shelter when I caught that heavy clay again, so I hooked the chain between the ROPS and the power head as usual. Then revved up the tractor, (it's a little 30 horse LS) and turned on the PTO which spun the bit and dug it in farther....bogging down the engine until I turned the PTO off and on again...........with no power loss. I watched the PTO shaft spinning for all it was worth.

Oh and it was buried to the U-joint.

CRAP! I sheared that bolt on the shaft.
So I pulled out handsfull of dirt until I could get to the bolt heads that were still firmly attached.
Double CRAP.

Today I shelled out $130 for a 4 hour mini-ex rental so if I couldn't get it fixed, I could at least get it out of the hole.

Something is broke inside the gearbox.

AND, as long as I had something, I'll get water to the shelter.

You can never dig a trench without the inspectors giving their once-over.

ETA-(since I can't comment on my own blog)

B- as soon as the bit starts digging this clay that hasn't seen water since Noah's flood, it starts grabbing. It's like it's one stage away from being sandstone.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Okay Blogger/g00gle

I have Ghostery on pause for blogspot sites...

WHY can't I comment on any?
Even my own crappy blog.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Pappa Johns pizza

With all the SJW wailing and outrage over a word they have no problem with when it's in 'music' glorifying misogyny, drugs and killing cops - I'm more than glad to spend my money there.

Plus they have $10 carryout.

And it tastes a lot better than Dominoes.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Watching some of the Peter Strzok hearings

And am I the only one who think he has a familiar look to him?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The LS tractor

I'm not sure what those initials stand for but around Snakebit acres it's starting to be the Little Shitty tractor.

First I had to bypass all the safety interlocks and run a wire from the ignition to the fuel solenoid so it would start and run.

Now it decided I need to use a screwdriver to get the starter working.

Sunday, July 08, 2018


Knee braces on the loafing shed/carport

Yeah, I forgot to cut the bottom of the 2x4 flat, but the tennon won't be trapping any water, so....

Thursday, July 05, 2018

As mentioned before, we had rain

We also have six mini horses.

The one in front used to be white and his girlfriend used to be brown and white...

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Water level

Helps keep things level when you're working on a slope

And a plum-bob makes sure they're vertical.

In case you were wondering

A 1999 C/K 3500 needs a 5/32 open end wrench to loosen the negative terminal.

That way the horn shuts off because someone left the drivers window open for three days and when our thunderstorm hit- the steering wheel got wet enough to complete the horn circuit.

We're finally getting that rain that everyone in Texas has been getting all morning.

Anyone who's been rhere knows these

And I'm off to try lining up posts to make an addition to the loafing shed.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Well I'm in Facebook jail again.

So maybe I'll be more active on this crappy little blog if anyone out there still follows anyone anymore.

What I've been doing while ignoring this blog is working, trying to get Snakebit Acres looking like someone actually cares about it.
The wife (who's now an American citizen) got the paperwork to make us a non-profit donkey rescue and we have 8 donkeys of all sizes, the 8 mini horses she came home with when the donkey she was originally going to rescue died.

And her chickens.

I finally got the welding trailer made- out of scrap metal and the fire suppression system actually works. It'll work better when I get that new bung nut and can tighten the lower fittings without stripping the threads.

Now that I have a usable welder I can make a new flatbed for the one ton, try to figure how to make a wood post driver for the tractor and weld up the pipe for the new fence (which is why I wanted a fire suppression system).

Anyway, that's about all for the updates.
Crappy writing and stupid political posts on the horizon- maybe.