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Friday, 30 March 2012

Muck Spreading

So, today we finally got down to muck spreading. We’ve just got the one muck heap left now, didn’t have many this year, most of them have already been done, but one pretty old muck heap remains (2 years, left over from last year).
^^ Loading up the muck spreader
In Swedish fence field, apart from one row, I had my phone on, with MyTracks GPS software running, and this was the trace I got:

View Muck Spreading Swedish Fence Field in a larger map
This is the stats sheet created by my phone:
Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 2.87 km (1.8 mi)
Total time: 58:36
Moving time: 35:35
Average speed: 2.93 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.83 km/h (3.0 mi/h)
Max speed: 14.51 km/h (9.0 mi/h)
Average pace: 20.45 min/km (32.9 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 12.41 min/km (20.0 min/mi)
Min pace: 4.13 min/km (6.7 min/mi)
Max elevation: 296 m (971 ft)
Min elevation: 255 m (835 ft)
Elevation gain: 176 m (579 ft)
Recorded: 30/03/2012 18:43
Activity type: Tractor with muck spreader

So, we’ve got, ideally, 7 more fields to do, chances are we’ll only manage 4 or so, but yea, bring on muck spreading!
Oh yea, this is what I was listening to in the tractor: In Flames: Sounds of a Playground Fading

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Just some more photographs

So, just some more photographs from the farm, this is a nice one of some blossom that is comming out:

And the lazy life of a farmer (On tea breaks)
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(You wouldn't think it snowed the following week...)

Friday, 23 March 2012

Morning Milking Week

Usually morning milking is something of a mixed blessing, you can't really be social, or you end up destroyed, so it's bed time at 8-9pm, but you often see very pretty things in the morning, sun rises, and pretty fog:

This was yesterday morning. I love it when the fog just sits in the bottom of the valley, just like a big lake from Danby up to Botton.

Some relaxed tractor driving.... I think I was in High 1... so only inching along, not too dangerous :) And I still had my hands on the wheel. (I probably could've stopped within a second if I had to)
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Friday, 16 March 2012

Ditching in the sun

Ahhh ditching, so, the weather is getting a very nice and lovely…
A funny bit of fog recently, it’s been quite sunny, but there has been a funny layer of fog in the valley, it’s made some very good opportunities for photographs ^^
So, this is the sum up of the day of ditching…

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Breaching Health and Safety….

So, the other day I had to get some machinery from Stormy Hall, namely a blow torch and some pallet forks (A little thing for carrying a pallet or boxes). I had the little blue tractor, with the tractor’s pallet forks on, and a cultivator on the back….Since the cultivator was set for a certain position, it wasn’t really ideal to put the link box on instead, so I went with the cultivator….


This is a full gas bottle and blow torch on the back of a cultivator.. tied on with bailer bind…. Oh yea, that baby is going nowhere!


Spooning pallet forks…. Also tied on with bailer twine… Oh such a bad idea..


Surprisingly it actually didn’t fall off and end in tears… The pallet fork on the front shifted sideways a bit, but it wasn’t too bad, though I’m glad the HSE people weren’t about!


Spring time activities

It has been a funny week last week… It started off very nice and dry, the temperature got up to about 20 degrees, and the ground dried up nicely. This means we’ve been able to get the tractor onto the fields, and Gilberto has been doing some ploughing:


But on the Sunday, a day off I’d been planning for quite some time, it started to snow:


^NBF courtyard


The Church

We’ve also been mucking out the bull pen… It really did need it…


We had some people complaining about the state of the pen… And to be fair, I can’t say I blame them….. So, after about 3h of work, we managed to get it from that ^^^^ to vvvvv That


Quite impressive though I say so myself.

Just use the broken piece of bull guard in the top right corner to see how deep it was….

Righty then, breakfast time! G’day y’all!