Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Hay Manger/ Wheel Barrow For Nothing.


Thought I would show you latest pictures of our new calves we bought a couple of months a go.  I was going to buy them a hay manger to hang on to their field gate.  Instead of spending any money.  I just filled my old wheelbarrow (It's writing a memoir: "the life and times of a poor  smallholding wheelbarrow") which is full of holes, full of hay.  And pushed it into the field and the calves just helped themselves.  Who was it who said: "Necessity is the mother of invention?"  I bet they had a wheelbarrow when they thought that up?

6 comments:

  1. Oh I can see that being a best seller my man.

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  2. We use a wheelbarrow for putting hay in during the winter, which often ends up tipped on its side though due to the barging activities of the goats and sheep. Your calves look quite well behaved towards their 'hay manger' in comparison!

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  3. You never know John. You never know.

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  4. Hi Vera. The calves are very demure and have impeccable manners at the moment. Bullocks, goats, pigs and sheep are quite the opposite. The wheelbarrow is full of holes and is hopeless for carrying mortar in. But it's still OK for carrying hay and logs in and for a portable field hay manger. Thanks.

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  5. Calves look to be coming on well.

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  6. Yeah they are flying it, Cumbrian. We are feeding them oats morning and night. Thanks!

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