Friday, 23 July 2010

Big Chief ....Sitting Bull !! ....

Haggis and Dougal....enjoying a rest this afternoon !

The alpacas, are also enjoying the sunnier days....

We are prepared.... I think !!


It must be nice...nothing better to do !!



It is that time of year again.... haymaking !

I have spent all afternoon...overhauling the tractor, and the hay-turner, in preparation of the haymaking !... the tractor has had all the oils checked, the water checked and a top up of diesel.

The hay turner has has all the points greased that need to be, including me !! on several occasions !...at one point I was covered all over my arm right up to my elbows !.., never mind, the tyres have been blown up and the hay turner is now set in the right position for spreading the grass, in order to get it dry. There is one field cut already ready for turning tomorrow. I am hoping to get the others cut next week, weather pending.

So instead of having a nice lazy afternoon I have found my self doing a bit of maintenance. We are ready for the big day tomorrow..the hay turner is attached, after a little bit of persuasion...I managed. I have had a little trial run, just to make sure everything is as it should be. I am confident I have covered all I can, but you just never know...what can happen. I want a smooth hay-making experience !!....I'm keeping my fingers crossed for no disasters !

Meanwhile, as usual the alpacas have been taking it easy, lounging in the long grass and dosing in the afternoon sun. I can't help thinking, that the roles are the wrong way round somehow ! Non of that for me unfortunately.

After I had finished with the tractor, it was time to feed the horses, and the cats, so those jobs can be crossed off the list for tonight. I noticed that Haggis and Dougal had come down to the buildings for an afternoon snooze also. Haggis has a habit of kneeling, just before he attempts to get up, he is getting old now....I managed to take a photo...of my lovely Haggis 'Sitting Bull'.....the chief is treating herself to an ice-cream...after all that hard work sorting the machinery out ! and a sit down also !!

Then its a night time stroll for me and the dogs...a little later on....my batteries shall be charged up...after my rest.

We are prepared for the big....haymaking experience.....just need the fine weather...to keep shining on us now !.....I shall no doubt let you know...how we get on over the next couple of days .....fingers crossed !!

:-0)

7 comments:

Rob @ Wellground said...

Hi Jayne,

Happy haymaking, thanks for the parcel, an e-mail will follow.

Rob n Les

Shirley said...

Hiya Jayne, Now thats a couple of big coos you have there! Lovely day here too and set to be fine tomorrow so you should have a good day at the hay. Good luck. Take care. Shirley & Robbie

Rosemary said...

Good luck with the haymaking - we'll be keeping everything crossed for the good weather!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Hope the weather and machinery are kind to you Jayne, take care, Dave.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Good on you for getting the machinery sorted, hope all goes according to plan. I wish we had some grass to cut!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Now posting blogs of tractors is just unfair!...good luck with the hay making weather, we are hoping to start Monday so fingers cross for sunshine.

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