Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

How to Change a Tractor Tire

We needed to replace the large tires on our tractor this summer.
The answer to "Why?" is evident in the first frame of this collage!
After finding suitable replacement tires which we could afford--
they were in Massachusetts--
and having them shipped to us,
we called our local tire center.
The young man who came out worked very hard!
After jacking the tractor up, he first had to pump out the solution which filled the tire. 
(You can see this in the second frame.)
Next, he had to break the bead, which required some serious work with a very big hammer! 
(It had been a very long time since these tires were changed!)
The rest of the job was "easy:"
dismounting the old, 
mounting the new,
installing the new tube,
pumping in the solution,
pressurizing with air.
But it was finally done, on both sides.
Hopefully we will not need to do this again for another very long time!


36 comments:

kaye said...

wow--that's quite the process.

Cindy said...

Oh my, that looks like such a hard job! Sweet kitty...so curious!
Visiting from Mosiac Monday :)

Jill Harrison said...

good story to go with the pics. Looks like it was a big job to change that tyre out in the paddock!
Have a wonderful week, and thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi.
Nice to meet you!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, he worked very hard getting the tire changed. Love the grey inspector checking the work. Happy MM.

Snap said...

Wow! Who knew?!!!! Love the kitty supervisor!

Pondside said...

Oh my goodness - what a lot of work. I've never thought about how one would change a tractor tire - now I know!

Joyful said...

Great collage of the sequence of events ;-)

Twiggy said...

Great collage! It takes a while to get it done..!

Ralph said...

This is a process that can be performed by physical efforts it is true. Yet, it is one where you have to use your mind to, to determine the success of the process -where to place the jack, safely for instance. Really, a fine job that most would not want to do, but this person does the work with pride, and the knowledge that his efforts helped you. A job well done!

As for the cat, they always seem ready to help just after the job is finished...

Kim, USA said...

That is huge!!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great post for Labor Day! He is a credit to his profession -- and that's a lot of work. Happy tractoring!

Karen said...

A terrific collage! Gee, I thought changing my bicycle tire was hard!

Liz said...

It's a huge tire!

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Carletta said...

A super photo essay!
What a big job!
Carletta@Round The Bend

forgetmenot said...

Speaking of "Labor Day", he took it literally didn't he! That looks like a ton of work. What a clever post. Have a good week. Mickie :)

Hildred and Charles said...

That is a very large tire to change, - there is beauty in the efficiency with which it was done, - and in your record of the task as well. Love the last picture of the cat, satisfying her curiosity.

cloudbusting2 said...

That is really hard work. Good to see that it all worked out. Fun to see the cat helping out too.

eileeninmd said...

It is a great post for Labor Day and it looks like a very hard job. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Arija said...

You make my hair stand on end, our tractor we have had for twenty years and it was definitely not new to start with.
That is one job I definitely am not keen on. Thank goodness you found someone to do it for you.

A great post showing townies that life on the land is not always idyllic.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

You are so right ~ We are Co-Creator's ~ Awesome photography ~ namaste,Great for RT ~ Carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sylvia K said...

That is quite a process indeed! What great shots! Hope it isn't anything you have to do often!! Love the curious cat, too! Have a great week, Dimple!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

I love how the cat seems to be there at the end to do a quality inspection

wonderful collage
it could be an homage to the working person :)

Stephanie V said...

It never occurred to me that tractor tires weren't filled with air. What a huge job...glad you didn't have to tackle it by yourself.

Anvilcloud said...

What a job! This is the kind of thing that we townies never think about.

Robin said...

Yikes, that looks like quite a job!

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JM said...

Definitely not an easy task. :-) Very cool mosaic.

Buttons said...

I have watched this many many times and it amazes me every time. These men are very strong. It looks very hard to me. B

RNSANE said...

I think we all tend to take a lot of things for granted! Your post certainly made me acknowledge, too, the importance of so many things in my life.

Goodness gracious, changing a car tire will never seem so difficult a task again!


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Genie said...

Dimple, I am wondering if my comment went through so am trying again. It I double up, delete one of them. I have seen many many tractors out here in the country where we live, but never have I considered how to change one of the tires. That is one huge undertaking and a tiring one I would think. Your mosaic really does tell the story well. Loved it. Genie PS....thanks for your comment and note about the changes in My World Tuesdays. The minute I read your note, I knew what I had done and quickly corrected it.

Genie said...

This is a pretty funky and interesting octopus your found in the window...and your capture of the image is fine. Love the colors. Nice work this week. genie

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

What a lot of work this looks like! Glad he finally got it finished.

Mary said...

Wow, that is a huge job! I guess I never really considered what a lot of work it would be to change tires on a tractor... Thanks for sharing at MM> :)

DUTA said...

This mosaic is a fine tribute to manual work and the people that still do it.
Great relevance to Labor Day too!

LDH said...

What a BIG job! I have really enjoyed this collage showing the process of changing the tire on your tractor.

Thank you also for stopping by and leaving your sweet words concerning my mom. They were greatly appreciates!

Kindly, Lorraine

stardust said...

Now I understand how such a big tire can be replaced on the tractor in the collage. I love the last photo, a cat curiously peeping into the tire - lovely!

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