Last Sunday, just before dark, my husband asked me to come and help him while he pulled the pivot out of the mud. Again, this is a pivot:
And one of the wheels was stuck deep in the mud so the pivot was not pivoting....
So I got in the "outfit" :) ....the old pick-up truck that was my husband's grandmother's truck and drove down to the field where the pivot was.
Now, here is an important detail. It was POURING RAIN outside.
I pulled up to the control panel that had huge warning labels of "Possible Electric Shock"
....while my husband put a chain on the part of the pivot that was stuck, and connected it to a tractor. When he gave me the word, I pushed a few buttons, and he started pulling on the pivot with his tractor/chain combo.
After a few minutes, and lots of rain, the pivot was unstuck. It wasn't so bad.
So I got back in the pick-up and tried to drive out of the field. But now I was stuck in the mud! The cowboy tried to push me out, but once we got it to budge, it got stuck again. Good thing we already had a tractor and chain because now it was dark. My husband had to find a place to hook on the chain, which happened to be on the back of the truck. Then he pulled me out of the field, while I had to steer in reverse, in the dark and in the rain.
That's about as much adventure as this farmer's wife can handle in one day.