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