Sunday 21 September 2008

Bang goes the mower

It's been another busy day today, first job was a spit off for Duchess, and boy did she spit. Unfortunately I was in the firing line, she's never spat like that before, so hopefully this time she will hold.

Next we finished off the field shelters, we're very pleased with them. Our farmer friend Alan said they looked good as he drove past this morning, so they have the seal of approval.

Once construction had been completed, we moved the sheep and lambs onto fresh grass, Mocha took immediate charge of the new shelter and refused to let anyone else in. There is plenty of room for half a dozen alpacas to share it so why there is only room for one sheep is beyond me!

Then came the bang.........

We needed to top the tufty grass shoot left by the sheep and harrow it, to help aid the quick recovery. I left Paul to get on with it whilst I was busy cleaning the boys field when a rather large buff of blue smoke came from Paul's direction. After a while staring into the engine (he just about knows where it is!) he came and announced 'it's broke'.

Quad to the rescue, I towed it back to the house and have sent out for help! Hopefully the local tractor repair man, also known as Marky, will pop round and have a look. There was oil coming out of the front exhaust pipe so if anyone has any suggestions all help gratefully received.


Rob @ Wellground said...

Hi Debbie,

I know what's wrong with the tractor engine. It's a technical term used only by Wiltshire folk. It's buggered ;o))


Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I think you could be right - oops!