Friday, 8 August 2014

Work and Play

Some time ago we ordered 100 bales of hay to see us through the winter and on Wednesday they arrived.  Michelle (a local farmer's daughter) and her partner Allen arrived at about 9 a.m. and whilst Allen threw the bales up to the loft, Michelle and I stacked them three high.  It was hard work, but rewarding, and good to know that all our animals will have fodder for the winter.   If it is a hard winter we may have to top up, but fingers crossed we will be fine.  Allen made light work of throwing the bales well above his head.  They were the same price as last year, but much heavier, which means better value for us, and harder work for them.

What with the daily chores on the farm including shifting hay bales around, getting to grips with my knitting machine, which gives me a good work out, and jobs as described above, I have definitely trimmed my waistline, though sadly, not my appetite!!

Mike was gutted that he could not help because he has to be careful since his health scare over Christmas, but he took over all the other morning jobs like cleaning out and feeding the chickens, collecting the eggs, clearing up after the dogs and  alpacas and other mysterious tractor and digger jobs.

In the meantime, Romie and her daughter Dolly enjoyed a good game.

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