Monday, 7 June 2010

The war on weeds.....gets serious !!

The usual audience !!
We mean business......95 ltr...25 ft Boomless Quad Sprayer....has arrived..

The girls....enjoying their day grazing....



As usual, I have been flitting from my industrious......farming chores and my creative spinning instinct !!

Ok....well that was a bit....exaggerated !! Last week....I had a delivery, the war on weeds just got serious !....I am sick of the docks..like many of you !.....some regular readers will remember that we had some of the fields sprayed..a year ago..however, I was reliably informed by the sprayer people that the Docking seeds can live for 6 years in the soil...and just keep re-appearing.....

I have wanted a quad sprayer, now for 4 years...just never got round to it what with one thing and another....so I decided....that it just had to be done.......I did a little bit of research and decided to go for a one...with a 'boomless' sprayer...the new generation of quad sprayers, without the cumbersome boom....

The model that I decided on has a 25ft, Boomless Sprayer also with wand. It is the big one and the tank capacity is 95ltrs. So that should last a little bit longer than a Knapp-sack sprayer. Its a case of one extreme to another up here.....I'm afraid !

Today was the day, I decided to put all the bits that arrived in the box together ! It took a little bit of head scratching, over the 'T' piece and where to fit it to, but I sussed it out in the end.

Obviously, I had to have a test....spray, with just a little bit of rain water.....

Yippee...it works, fantastic, so now I just have to get out there..and get another one of the summer jobs done !

I'm determined to get on top of the Dockings...as there are pockets of them over most of the fields....hopefully with this quad sprayer we will fight and conquer the battle.... !!!

Mind you......why do you always...end up with a bag of extra....bits !!


:-0)

6 comments:

Rosemary said...

That's wonderful - what a mighty piece of equipment! Beats a knapsack sprayer any day - I want one!!

Mark said...

AWESOMENESS!!!!!!

I want one!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Docks, watch out! This lady is serious - and she's got EXTRA BITS! Put them in a drawer in the tool shed -they'll come in useful one day - for something - if you can remember where they are...Dave.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Paul now 'needs' one of these!

My grandad always used to say '1 years seeds 7 years weeds', I hear him saying it in my head everytime I curse the weeds!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Mrs. Smallholder says, "one years seeds, 10 years weeds" - she always does exaggerate! Perhaps it's to encourage me to cut off and bag the seed heads.

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