Monday, June 30, 2014

OUR WORLD - Necessities for the Farm

Farming is a wonderful lifestyle 
but it can get expensive when things 
need replacing.

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.

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  1. 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.

  2. sweet! gotta be happy with new equipment!

  3. An eventful day indeed!! Hooray! for the new tractor and a colorful one at that!! It should make for a great -- busy new week!!

  4. Oh, do I ever understand.. Sorry about your old tractor, but congrats on the spiffy new one!
    You are very lucky, indeed, with your family & your farm.

  5. Ooooh, shiny...
    Love it.
    And want to see photos of the sheep when they arrive.

  6. 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!

  7. A new Ute plus a new tractor - wowee! That was sure a great day - hope they all run for a very long time!

  8. Nice shiny tractor!

  9. 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!!

  10. 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.

  11. Interesting information for a city guy like me.

    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.

  12. Du führst ein ganz anderes Leben wie ich in Deutschland, aber ich finde es gut !
    Danke auch für deinen Kommentar bei mir.
    Lieben Gruß

  13. That is a great new toy. Almost as good as the latest camera or bins. Ha Ha!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!!!

  16. That is great to have your family involved. Looks like a snazzy truck and tractor.

  17. 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!

  18. That is a very cool tractor.

  19. A shiny red tractor, with all the toys, Let's hope you get lots of offers to help out and use it!!
    Have a great week
    Wren x

  20. 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......

  21. 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!

  22. 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? :-)

  23. That looks beautiful but definitely expensive.

  24. It looks as if you have a lot of volunteers to put the new tractor through its paces.

  25. A lot of work to run a farm but these big machines should help. Tractor looks like a fun thing to use.


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