Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Put through its paces

It has been a glorious day today, according to the local weatherman the warmest day of the year so far. Milly certainly agreed, she watched me clean out the water trough and as it was filling back up she was climbing in it!

She is so funny to watch. I wish I'd got my camera with me as she was trying to work out how she could get all four legs in at once. There was a gathering of girls who were quite clearly not amused that Milly was climbing in their nice clean water; before it had even filled up there were bits of floating grass in there.

I decided to pt the new quad though it's paces today and spent the morning cleaning fields, the 500cc engine could hardly tell it was pulling a very full much truck up hill behind it.

This afternoon harrowing was on the job list and again the new set of wheels worked well. There are still tow more field that need harrowing but I ran out of daylight. Hopefully the weather will hold for me to get it done tomorrow, as it makes such a difference when you are able to harrow. When you rely on your grass and are on limited pasture you really have to take care of the land and do all you can to keep it in tip top condition.

Paul is out this evening (again!) so I am going to get on with some spinning, I've almost finished my second bobbin so I will be able to do some plying before I have to play taxi for him later.


Denise said...

You're lucky to be able to get out and play on your new toy, sorry I mean Paul's new toy!! But our land is still too wet for me to take Gnasher out to do some harrowing

hilaryc said...

I'm another one who was out harrowing till it was too dark. Got a guy coming to set mole traps tomorrow, and the ferret man is coming tomorrow evening. Definitely a field admin day.
Sounds like a good quad