Farming is a wonderful lifestyle
but it can get expensive when things
First it was imperative to replace the totalled farm UTE
as so often disaster strikes in threes,
our much beloved antediluvian Ferguson tractor
died with it's leg in the air.
Without a tractor, shifting round bales in hilly country
was out of the question
sooo, I had to bite the bullet, this time a bigger one,
and get a new tractor
Here it is taking a good look at it's new home.
much bigger than it looked on the truck
with the 'adoration of the Magi' happening' in the background.
Granddaughter and grandson and grandson-in-law
are the main workforce here and all were excited
about the big prongs, post-hole attachment
and all the other things that come with it.
Grandson has already repaired the pot-holes
and graded the drive.
One very happy granddaughter taking it for a run.
Now all I have to do is get a hundred more sheep . . .
I am so lucky to have my daughter and grandchildren so
involved in my farming dream.
Well, that was an eventful day, wasn't it? I hadn;t realized you were on a working farm til now. I'd like very much to hear more about farm life there in Australia.ReplyDelete
sweet! gotta be happy with new equipment!ReplyDelete
An eventful day indeed!! Hooray! for the new tractor and a colorful one at that!! It should make for a great -- busy new week!!ReplyDelete
Oh, do I ever understand.. Sorry about your old tractor, but congrats on the spiffy new one!ReplyDelete
You are very lucky, indeed, with your family & your farm.
And want to see photos of the sheep when they arrive.
What a cheerful addition to the farm. Such a contrast to your rich green vegetation. All is in winter brown here in Qld. Happy farming!ReplyDelete
A new Ute plus a new tractor - wowee! That was sure a great day - hope they all run for a very long time!ReplyDelete
Nice shiny tractor!ReplyDelete
That's a very classy tractor Arija and good to see the whole Family are there to welcome it to The Farm. Lovely in red but I would imagine tractors are very necessary but they don't come cheap!!ReplyDelete
From time to time we have to exchange old things for new and better ones. Hopefully you can use these additions for a long time.ReplyDelete
Interesting information for a city guy like me.ReplyDelete
Thank you for letting me know about your daughter's exhibition. Google has showed me some really lovely work. I don't think I can make it but I wonder how did she end up at Évoramonte! :-) Believe it or not I've never been to that castle.
Du führst ein ganz anderes Leben wie ich in Deutschland, aber ich finde es gut !ReplyDelete
Danke auch für deinen Kommentar bei mir.
That is a great new toy. Almost as good as the latest camera or bins. Ha Ha!ReplyDelete
Just wrote a comment that disappeared when I had to sign in. If you already have the other comment, then please delete this one. Growing up in rural Quebec, I can appreciate your hard work as farmers. May that beautiful new tractor serve you well and long!ReplyDelete
WOWOWOWOWOW!!! That is soooo cool. So wonderful to have your grandchildren love farming. They are a diminishing breed. Very nice tractor. Like a gigantic toy! Woohoo!!!ReplyDelete
That is great to have your family involved. Looks like a snazzy truck and tractor.ReplyDelete
That beauty deserves the adoration! I get a huge kick out of seeing my daughter on their tractor (they have only 5 acres, and it's quite a bunch of tractor work, so I can imagine how much you have! Wonderful to have the family in with you!ReplyDelete
That is a very cool tractor.ReplyDelete
A shiny red tractor, with all the toys, Let's hope you get lots of offers to help out and use it!!ReplyDelete
Have a great week
That is one beautiful tractor! I feel sad for the old Ferguson though, and I keep trying to picture it lying there with its leg in the air......ReplyDelete
Wow Arija! that is some massive tractor.. but I'm sure it will do everything you put to it. It must feel wonderful having your family all around you making things beautiful and lively!ReplyDelete
Ouch! The money flew out the door that day. But look how happy it is making your helpers. I need four post holes dug. Can you send them over? :-)ReplyDelete
That looks beautiful but definitely expensive.ReplyDelete
It looks as if you have a lot of volunteers to put the new tractor through its paces.ReplyDelete
A lot of work to run a farm but these big machines should help. Tractor looks like a fun thing to use.ReplyDelete