Tractor Man Was Here
The tractor repair guy came in the morning. Once more, he was quite ready to just replace the hose that was leaking. He seemed quite puzzled that one hose after another has failed, but somehow it makes sense to me. I insisted that he replace all the hoses instead of doing one at a time every time I had a new leak.
Look at it this way. All the hoses were the original ones that came with the tractor. One at a time they seem to be springing leaks. My suspicions is that as a whole they functioned fine in their weakened state until the first one was replaced. That put a kind of uneven burden on the hoses left, so the next weakest one went, and so forth. They were all on the brink of failing, so no point in waiting.
Anyhow, since the boss back at the garage had already agreed to it, tractor man decided to do as I asked. What he did was take off all the hoses and then went back to the shop to fabricate replacements. Then he came back and installed them.
Here, I hope, ends the saga of the leaking tractor.
For your entertainment, pictures of horses in the snow. Not too novel this year, I'm afraid, and they are directly off the camera, so I've made no adjustments in color or lighting.
Any excuse is a good one.