Sunday 10 March 2013

Man v. machine

Another phase of the paddock development was carried out this weekend  - with two sons and a partner available and willing for some grafting, (apparently here for Mothers Day) we had a load of fence posts to unload and set out, followed by laying a water main.

The herd had cleaned up after three weeks without rain (!), however yesterday and today rain and sleet have turned conditions back somewhat - at least we aren't showing at The Futurity. We will be there, with entries in the photography and craft sections - our way of supporting the event rather than pretensions of brilliance. I have entered a photo into the BAS National competition, however I thought the theme for the photography rather odd (connecting the alpaca with its South American roots), but I tried, with a bit of creative writing.

Halter training the boys is progressing - Darcy Spice (not one of the Spice Girls) was reluctant to begin with, but today clearly remembered that fresh grass lay at the end of the walk, and was first in line up the lane.

Next a photograph from the digger-drivers view-point, having dug a trench, seeing three men grafting and sweating to fill it in again with a little pipe at the bottom, while I dug furiously as they gradually caught up with me - such fun! ...but my hands and feet did get vey cold in that cab!
Looking foward to the Futurity and meeting up with friends old and new.


  1. Serious digging there!
    Have a great time at the Futurity - sadly we can't be there but will look forward to hearing about it.

  2. Your weekend sounds very similar to ours, it's a bit cold and wet for fencing.

    See you next weekend.

  3. Shaping up brilliantly as well as the paddock I expect, with all that hard graft. See you Friday...I will be the green one in the ring!

  4. Cold feet! Come on Dave, complaining about conditions in the driving seat of a digger! It's a digger! See you Friday!