Just because we were on a deadline…..The key turned in the ignition of the big old tractor and the engine growled …then died. The bucket full of steaming manure was going nowhere and the dead vehicle was effectively blocking the entrance to horse stalls. Greg hooked up the jump start box and I clumsily fell over the ( apparently VERY visible) cable that clearly wasn’t visible to me. Busily adding bedding to the stalls whilst the unsupervised hosepipe (over) filled Quest’s bucket, I didn’t notice the separation of the once too often repaired splice joint and the subsequent mini flood in the barn yard ( hope it doesn’t rain…we’ll have an ice rink). Just to add insult to injury, whilst juggling a rake, shovel and broom at the same time as try to push a wheelbarrow which apparently had no intention of going in the same direction as me, the rake attacked… causing subsequent discoloration around my eye ( yet another black eye. DOH)…again !!!
Something tells me today just wasn’t my day but tomorrow, Misty Moo will be a sweetheart, Daisy Mae will be an angel the tractor will start (and stay started). The hosepipe, fixed ( again) will fill the buckets not create a lake in the barnyard and I will survive the day without a potential black eye.
Sorry no photos today...no time to find the camera and I'd probably have broken it anyway !
Take care, keep safe oh, and dry…(it’s supposed to rain for the first time in a long time, sorry England). M