Thursday 17 September 2009

Oops it's stuck!

With Paul off from his 'proper' job, well the one that pays the bills, this week we have been hard at it today trying to roll the latest addition to our growing grazing land.

If you have been reading this blog for a long time you may recall our farmer friend, Alan, purchased us a roller from a farm sale last year, which is a bit too big for our little quad. As long as you don't stop and I sit on one side at the back whilst Paul stretches and sits on the other it is usually ok.

Well we have been doing lots of clearing in the new field and there were some deep tractor tyre ruts in there that we wanted to try and flatten. So that was this mornings job as we thought it had dried enough to do it without getting stuck. All was going so well until I said as much, then on the next lap we got stuck in a rather large rut.

Paul being Paul tries spinning the wheels and covering me in mud as it flies up into the air to no avail. A set of tow straps later and different angles we were just getting the thing deeper. Time to fetch the car, which you will probably remember is not the best in mud, but it was better than the quad.

Eventually the car managed to free the roller and off to firmer ground it went. We now have a very large rut to try and rectify - maybe we will let it dry a little longer!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Debbie....its about time you stopped putting your foot in it...I blame you for the jolly around the fields before tea!...remember !!......Jayne

Rob @ Wellground said...

Tell Paul that Rob said there is an advantage to being a little portly when towing a heavy roller with a quad, extra grip is the bonus ;o))