I hope we're getting all of the bad of 2012 over with on the first day. It sure would be nice, but I don't have high expectations. It started on New Year's Eve when a shaft broke on the silo unloader's blower. This morning a cow fell down and the grain auger that goes in the barn had problems.
The good news was the cow, who fell while fighting another cow, got up all on her own. We're keeping her separated from the other cows for a while to make she didn't hurt herself. The grain auger only had one bolt that broke and we fixed that in about 15 minutes. The silo unloader will have to wait until tomorrow and we do have some spare parts ready.
Maybe the worst isn't over yet for 2012, but maybe the problems we have won't be hard to solve.