Saturday, 13 June 2015

A NEW Mower and Party Preps.

After the demise of our trusty grass cutter and weeks of trying to get a second hand replacement we have finally taken the plunge and bought a NEW ride on mower. The reason we have bought new after looking for ( and failing to find)  a good second hand one is that we will be here for a few more years yet, so we will get our money's worth. This piece of kit is powerful enough to pull a trailer as well should we want to move heavy stuff in the field. You might wonder why we don't just keep sheep or beasts on it all year, which would indeed keep it down. We have found that keeping poddy lambs is more manageable for us as we really haven't the backs for shearing, foot trimming, worming etc that goes with keeping adult animals anymore and we can rest ourselves AND the paddock over the winter. The winter resting up means that we can stay here a little longer, neither of us wants to leave yet. David says he is going out feet first which is a little extreme!

Last week David played with his new toy and cut most of the paddock, picking up the grass too in half the time it usually takes. He has cut much of it extra short as we have our "Festival" in three weeks time when a couple of dozen tents and 200 odd people will be gathered in our field, playing games, singing, dancing  (and maybe the odd drink or two) and generally having a good time.

 Friends and relatives, who call themselves "Festival Fairies" will drop in over the next few weekends to help us get the place safe and tidy. these sterling folk will also help us to clear up afterwards.

It is dull today, but I'm hoping it will be better tomorrow when I will take a selfi ( or get one of my lot to take a pic) of me for Kev ( An English Homestead)  who asks us to show our faces ! and I thought I would also take a picture from the seat that I use for my morning cuppa as per Sue (Our New Life in the Country) I might take a pic of the new mower to in case you are interested.
 Just seen a picture of Prince George with his little sister. Do little boys still wear long socks with their shorts when they are not page boys or in school uniform?
Back Soon with the promised pictures
Gillx


13 comments:

  1. My new ride-on is now a couple of years old...... LOVE IT. Actually I'm looking for another one; I want an old one to convert into a car for the grandsons (take the mowing bit off, change the bodywork, etc).

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    1. Great idea re a banger for the grandchildren, creating more resourceful and adventurous children and great memories!

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  2. I'm convinced they invented ride on lawn mowers for all of us "old fogies" lol

    We love ours too :)

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    1. I rarely drive our old one, but think I shall find the new one easier as it doesn't seem to have any "special little foibles" that the old one has.

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  3. Prince George - 'formal wear' I suppose.

    Yes, when the farmer bought his ride on mower the grass all got mowed to prefection in double quick time.

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  4. We are having a debate .........keep the ride on, take it with us ( heavy, takes up a lot of space, might not have level grass to cut) or sell it ( it works OK but not worth much secondhand old and we might need it somewhere).
    Look forward to your pics.

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    1. Difficult to let go of something that has been so useful. I guess this will not be the first such decision oft this type before you move.

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  5. Doing a great job in half the time is a great recommendation for having purchased it. I don't mind spending out on new tools etc if they do what they should. Sounds like your going to have a great party.

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    1. Same here re. spending money, which we don't do lightly as I am sure you understand.
      Will be posting pics of our party I am sure.

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  6. My husband loves his 2 mowers. Our son has swiped the biggest and best to use on his big place. Now Dad goes there and does the work for free. Smart kid we raised, while I'm home watching the grass grow waiting for him to come back and do ours with junior. grin

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    1. Mmmm. no fool that lad!. We get lots of offers for peole to play with ours, but David hates handing it over.

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  7. Getting a new mower is definitely a better solution for you guys, since you’ll be staying for a few more years. I don’t really know what kind of mower you had before, but upgrades are always good so I’m guessing you now have a better one. Having an animal over and letting him/her trim it is a different thing though. They would cut the grass, but not the way a mower would—equally aligned, just the way you like it. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us. Have a great day!


    Kristina Cobb @ Denny's Lawn & Garden

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