Official End of Winter

Doesn’t matter what the calendar says…around here, the Yeoman Farmer thinks spring officially arrives when it’s possible to get the 1975 Fiat Spider project car out of the barn and back on the road. Surprisingly, she started right up yesterday. One of the tires needed air, and the whole car needs a good wash, but other than that everything was fine. (Next year I’m going to do a better job of shrouding the car for the winter … never had this much dust and crud before.) I drove her up and down our road several times, running through the gears and warming the motor up, and she’s ready to rip.

With a full week of temps forecast in the 70s, I’m hoping to get some miles rolled up as I clear out the remaining cobwebs. Who says farm life should be all work and no fun? And what good is a barn if you don’t have a project car to work on in it?

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