Ode to a Worn Out Honda Odyssey

Most farmers (and plenty of non-farmers) drive big diesel pick-ups. Big tires, jacked up chassis, plenty of power. Lida Farms, in contrast, runs on small Honda vehicles .

The Honda Odyssey started as the family mini van 8 year ago, carting kids to school and events. But for the last four years, I’ve done by darnest to completely trash it. I’ve loaded hundreds of pounds of potatoes, squash, and cabbages into this thing to get crops from field to packing shed. It’s our main ‘delivery’ vehicle too, logging many miles around Becker and Otter Tail Counties. It’s pulled trailers too heavy for its modest 6 cylinder and even held a few sheep and calf one time.

At times I’ve wished for something more, but, really, who can complain about this thing. Over a quarter-million miles and going strong. We’ve been thinking about retiring old thing and getting a proper vehicle for the job, but, at the very least, we can treat this workhorse with an oil and fluid change before it’s winter rest.

In the box:

  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Yellow Onions
  • Haralred Apples
  • Italian Parsley
  • Green Cabbage
  • Long Pie Pumpkin: Use this like you would a pie pumpkin – great for things like pumpkin bars and such.
  • Butternut Squash
  • Carnival Squash
  • Red Potatoes
  • Hakurai Salad Turnip

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