Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sledding on the Plains
This last weekend the boys and I went to my parents' house in Iowa for the weekend for my dad's 60th birthday. One of the things we like to do on the farm in the winter is sled behind the tractor since our hills are long and gradual and not great for sledding. Dad went into town to track down a hood off an old vehicle to use; he found one from an old truck that wasn't the most ideal, but it worked. It got tied behind the tractor and placed upside down. Several layers of blankets were put on top of it along with some ropes to hold onto. With the grandkids he'd go slower, with the adults faster (fast enough to try and get people to fall off--and fast enough that they returned with a several-inch layer of snow). It was beautiful weather for it (if anything, a bit too warm, making us all wet).