That small building in the picture is our "Hay Hut" This is where we store hay for the goats for everyday feeding.
In the winter most but not all the snow and ice melts after each storm. There is one very special piece of real estate that does not get the winter sun, hence it does not melt. The approach to the hay hut. Do not let this picture fool you that is sheet ice under that thin veil of snow. So how do you get a four ton tractor up this hill and across to the hut without taking it sideways down the hill??
First and foremost PRAYER! Then lots of sand. Last time we did it (3 weeks after Jonas) Michelle took several attempts to first get up the hill and then she inched over to the hut as I spread sand under her tires while she creeped along. To say we were relieved when the tractor was back down the hill was a understatement!