Monday, 6 August 2007

Making the best of it

Pragmatism ruled this weekend. Unable to get the hay dry enough to bale, the help of farmer friends with large bale capability was enlisted and succulent haylage was baled and wrapped. The field was rolled up and tidied away for another year.
Returning the favour, I had my first experience of covering a silage clamp, and with a party of folks tugged old tyres out of heaps for weighing down the plastic sheeting. Not much was said about the foot and mouth outbreak - everyone was too fearful of the consequences of the return of the 2001 devastation.


mutterings and meanderings said...

They tell me there is likely to be a shortage of hay this year ..

mountainear said...

Something bucolic about those last two golden pictures - good contrast with the first which looked a bit damp and chilly.