Any road. Number one son made me a new harrow the other day. He's a bit like that inventor in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Nothing daunts him and he believes anything can be fixed or made again. The harrow works fine and it keeps bringing up the stones and pieces of old turf for us (me) to pick.
|New 'home made' harrow.|
|Another picture of our home made harrow on 'Anna Ford' my little Ford 3000 tractor.|
|Ancient horse shoe resting on 'Maggie'' our Ford 4000 tractor.|
|Me spreading FYM with 4 prong pike and 'Maggie' the tractor.|
|Yours truly again spreading farmyard manure. Don't I look grumpy?|
The tractors have also been working hard and 'Anna Ford' stopped dead in the field yesterday. 'Number One' got a good rollicking for not keeping the diesel (tractor pop) topped up. He went back to the shed for his number thirteen spanners and bled her there in the field. Then he noticed one of her diesel pipe injector thingummy jig pipes had a pin prick hole in it and was spurting out the diesel. He wasn't to blame for her running dry and I ate humble pie and almost apologized. Well the intonation in my voice changed and I walked away silently.
Spent most of yesterday spreading FYM with my four prong pike and tractor and transport box. Everybody seems to disappear when I turn into a peasant farmer. What's wrong with muck spreading and a bit (lot) of manual labour? Did I tell you about my bad back? More of the same today. Then we should get some lovely silage or hay this year. Isn't easier to just spread some granulated fertilizer with the tractor spreader? Probably. But you're not a proper farmer if you haven't got a Sisyphus complex, are you? You know that Greek chap who was condemned to carry a big boulder up the hill, for eternity?. Sounds like an allotment holder or a smallholder, doesn't he?
We also found an ancient horse shoe yesterday. Looks like an heavy cart horse to me. What do you think? Suffolk Punch or a Shire maybe? God speed the plough.
Time for a song me thinks. Here's Jethro Tull playing: 'Heavy Horses'. What a great band. I have seen them four or five times and they rock!