Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Harvest Time Hazards

The F150 Did Not Make It Out Alive

Fortunatly The Farmer Did

Farmer's Log - The Year of Our Lord, 2010: Do Not Jump Into The Truck When It Has Ignited The Straw, And DO NOT Park On The Field Next Year.

You know it’s going to be bad when you get this call at work from your neighbor. “What do you want us to get out of the barn, the truck just exploded and the fire is moving fast. We called 911, but they aren’t here yet.”

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time we’ve had a wheat field in flames.

We’ve been told the farmer left his truck running in the field and it ignited the un-bailed straw, which then ignited the truck blowing out the tires first and exploding the entire truck once it hit the gas tank.

The tire blow out was a huge blessing, apparently the farmer thought he could just drive the truck off the fire, but changed his mind when the tires exploded, at which point he beat a hasty retreat. He’s ok, but if he had been inside when the whole thing blew up it could have been a very different outcome.

Not sure if the event made the rounds over at the grange or over the scanners, but we have looky loos up and down the road all evening. It seams to be the high point of drama in the County today.

Must be my 15 minutes of fame, hee, haw style.
St. Isadore, Patron of Farmers, Pray For Us.

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