That truck has been a good truck for the farm, especially with the canopy. I have hauled every sort of farm critter in there, from chickens, turkeys, pigs, dogs, sheep, goats and yup, even an alpaca! The first pigs I had included a pregnant sow who decided she would stay in the truck and have her babies there. So many folks tried to get her out and she would just not go, that is until a pig farmer came along with a cattle prod. One touch with that, she looked at him, and gently swayed down the ramp, finally, after 3 days, leaving the truck! It did smell of pig for some time thereafter, however!
But the time has come to say goodbye. The new truck is the same design by a different company, that is an 8 foot long box and single cab. I hardly ever have anyone else in the truck except my trusty border collie, so we do not need extra seats in the back. The new truck has a larger motor, but is supposed to be very fuel efficient. I am going to look for a small livestock trailer to haul the animals around in rather than stick them in the canopy. I am not sure the canopy will fit the new truck since the one I have now is the GMC and the new one is a Dodge. I will see.
Both trucks are white. I am hoping that the new truck will easily last for the next few years while I continue to play farmer. I do not know if it is strong enough to pull my 24 foot Airstream, but I will find out. Won' t that be a fun adventure?
I have new signs for the doors for Moose Hills Inn, which passed its inspections this week. Moose HIlls Inn, formerly the Fat Ewe Farm Bed and Breakfast, is now a class 3 facility, which means a full fledged restaurant designation. Plus it is an inn. Yay! The fire and safety was passed as well with the extinguishers being updated and the insurance was updated too. November 5th is when we should be able to open the doors, just in time for the holiday season. New truck, newly reopened bed and breakfast...isn't life grand!