....or it was! It is now dead in the water!
Take notice of the "seat"...
Yep! It's an old saddle.
This was a freebie from a local who wanted to get rid of it: no seat, no battery; too old. Hubby's been wanting a riding contraption...for keeping weeds and grasses down that he didn't have to feed that $Golden$ Hay to & to be able to have a little more green around. Ol Red worked great for 7 weeks....to the day. It just needed a jump start with the pickup, Hubby threw an old saddle on it's back & rode off into the wild green yonder! He was happy as lark, whistling Dixie!
Never seen him so happy about cutting grass (weeds) ...ever!
Unfortunately today, Ol Red decided it had been rode hard & put away wet just too many times! In protest, it blew out billows of black smoke, sputtered & spewed 1/2 way thru it's job.
Sensing it was on it's last legs & not wanting it hanging around the barnyard for aesthetics reasons......Hubby & Ol Red headed towards the "great hill", where beyond... it could lay in rest...out of sight! The starting of our first 'boneyard' !
Ol Red didn't want to go without a fight though, so it revved itself up, lounged forward like a young bronc...made it half way up the hill............and BANG!
Died an instant death! All within sight!
Since Ol Red was a freebie (except the $gas$ of course)...and it did Hubby some good while it lasted, the loss didn't warrant too many tears!
Doubt Hubby will be watering around the barnyard etc. any more though, like I said before...he's not into walking, that's what horses are for!
And that goes for being behind a push mower too!
(I mow my yard space & don't 'allow' him to, cuz I'm pretty picky!)