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Family Homesteading & Off the Grid Blog Hop #49

This has been a great day so far!

We woke up to three inches of sticky snow this morning, and what started as a 2 hour school delay turned into a cancellation. 

The kids grabbed their shovels, I warmed up the tractor and did some snow throwing.
While I was working on the driveway, Elizabeth and Carolyn were shoveling the little areas of snow I couldn't reach, like the guinea hen run and chicken coop. 

Wendie had an appointment at noon, so off she went.
On my last pass into Sammy's parking space by the RV, something 'clunked' and the auger stopped turning. No worries, I just had to pop off the protecting plate and see what was up.
A shear pin, plain and simple. Seeing how I didn't have one handy (shame on me), Elizabeth and I got to head down to the hardware store and pick up a couple. 

Our Mahindra is a Canadian manufacture, so everything is in metric, and the shear pin packs are all for US builds.
So, we figured this- use a 7cm #2 bolt with a squeeze nut. Same size, same …

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