Monday, October 29, 2012

Windmill Pullin'

The windmill at the lease stopped pumping, so Saturday we went to go try and fix the problem. I've never pulled a windmill before, but I got the easy job {sitting in the truck backing up and pulling forward, I guess you could say that I had a tough job, cause I pulled all the pipe out of the ground, but Bobby climbed up and down the windmill tower 12-13 times!}. I know that "pulling" a windmill might sound like a big task, but it really wasn't that bad, thanks to the invention of pulleys. Turns out the leathers were just worn out and the reason it wouldn't pump water. A pretty easy fix.

Bobby climbing up to get the cable untangled.

 Getting ready to pull the first rod out of the ground.

 Action Shot!

We've got all the rods out!

Dogs had a great time exploring and rolling around in the grass.

The cows came up to see what all the commotion was about, too!


  1. Glad you got it fixed!! Always a job - but good one to have done!!

    Love ya!

  2. Great shots! I hate watching my husband go up a windmill though, makes me nervous!