Sunday 24 April 2011

Boys toys

Anyone who follows our twitter feed will know that Paul was rather excited this morning when I heard Julian Thompson heading home with a low loader on the back of his tractor. 

Paul has a large birthday fast approaching and on the low loader was Paul's birthday present. 

Not knowing the first thing about tractors we'd taken Julian along to give this new purchase the once over last weekend and he had kindly agreed to pick it up for us.  It is a Case International 4 wheel drive tractor, I've got to admit it seems bigger that I remember now it has arrived.

Here we have Paul driving it into our field, I was keeping out of the way just in case; I think those spikes need taking off until we get used to it, just in case.

We have a couple of jobs to do for Alan so we can get used to the feel of the controls; although starting it was the first thing we needed to get the feel of as we couldn't do it.  Julian and Alan both had it start first time and when it came to Paul's turn it wouldn't even make a murmur let alone start. 

With Alan and Julian out Paul rang the guy we'd bought it from, no doubt that provided him with a good chuckle.  Well ow were we supposed to know that you had to have your foot on the clutch despite everything being in neutral.


Unknown said...

A cab as well are being spoilt. Enjoy that big birthday when it's okay being 50...not that big eh?;))

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Bah! Paul

Chase End Alpacas said...

Well Paul nothing to be ashamed of my mini tractor is exactly the same and if you do not know this it is difficult, by the way what a beauty it is All the best Joe Chase-End -Alpacas.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Wow...what a fantastic present !....looks like its a naughty Forty to me....there is life after 40 !....I have survived !....Enjoy your new toy !........Jayne

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