Shortly after coming into Pinedale, I stopped at the grain store, where I purchased 400 pounds of oats to see me through the next leg of the journey. While I was there, I noticed that one of the trailer tires had low air pressure. I filled the tire up, using the compressor at the grain store.
Mark, a reporter for the local newspaper joined me on my dayís travels at the grain store. We proceeded through town to a convenience store, where I swapped out a propane bottle and rechecked the air pressure in the trailer tire. After noticing that the air pressure was still going down, I used a can of fix-a-flat on it. This showed a leak, but it quickly repaired itself. Not willing to take a chance on it going flat again, I broke the horse out for lunch so I could change the tire.
Whenever I jack the wagon or trailer up, I have to tie the horses to something else so they donít pull the wagon or trailer off the jack. This was a good time for lunch, so I fed the team their oats while the tire was being changed.