In the autumn we received two or three truckloads of empty sea shells (blue mussels) from a nearby sea food factory. We use these to spread out on the riding court, to make it stable and firm. The riding court is behind the house, and it is not possible for a truck to drive there. The most efficient way to spread out the sea shells given the equipment we allready have is to hook up a trailer after a car, fill up the trailer and ease the car and the trailer past the house and onto the riding court.
Once on the court, the contents are shovelled off and the shells are subsequently crushed as you repeatedly drive over them.
Today we managed to spread out the last 7 or 8 cubicmeter.
And Gustav (10) learned how to drive (a stick shift car). He can use the clutch, engage a gear and start + stop the engine and the car. It is funny how fast a child can learn if it is really interested in the subject.
It helped a little, that the car could be put in low 4WD, so the the engine wasn't prone to stalling, but I was proud of him, and he was proud himself too.
So I stood in the trailer and shovelled out all the shells, and he drove the car. Real father - son teamwork.
Ready to rock'n roll
Shaken not stirred
Checking the chrushing action of the tyres