Is anyone else a fan of this "great game with a strange name"? It was a favorite of mine as a kid, and I very clearly remember a series of TV advertisements set to the following jingle (I would link to a video for you, but this is the first time that YouTube has failed me):
That's how you build the tower and you just don't stop
Keep building up that tower putting blocks on top
It weebles and it wobbles but you don't give up
It teeters and it totters but you build it on up
Till someone knocks it over and that's when you stop
But you can start all over putting blocks on top
That's what was running through my mind this morning when I put Georange (pronounced gee-orange) through his first paces by turning the contents of the manure bins. As in "you take some poo from the bottom and you put it on top, you take some poo from the middle...". The exercise went quite well, and I was getting proficient with the loader by the end of the first hour. I only dumped one bucketful of manure backwards onto Georange's hood and I only gave one of the fence posts a solid whump and I only removed two big chunks of earth by misgauging the position of the bucket. So far I am impressed with how easy and intuitive the machine is to use.