So what do you do when you hear the pitter patter of rain on the velux windows overhead
when you are trying to wake up to start the day.
Well you acknowledge the joyful thought that perhaps today might be a good day to stay indoors and do some sewing, that is what you do.
So then what do you do when your dearly beloved husband lurches into the house a while later in a bit of a mood because the farmer man who we ordered hay and straw from decided to deliver it today, in the rain, and was not really paying much attention to where he was putting the bales.
Well you get dressed, put wellies and rain mack on, and go have a look at what is happening, that is what you do.
And look at this whopper of a tractor!
.... and Lester now taking charge of where the bales are to be put....
....and Lester tidying up the bales once the farmer man and his fancy blue tractor had left.
It was raining very hard by now.
The bales of straw and hay were getting a thorough soaking because there was no time to cover them with tarpaulins to keep them dry. Rain and hay / straw are not a good mixture, not unless you want nicely rotted down manure in a few months time, which the animals would not appreciate either eating or sleeping on.
..and just so it does not feel left out, here is our little tractor, tucked up and nicely dry...
..... and the two rottweiller girls, who have just been told off for playing 'let's hunt for mice' in the hay bales beside them, which has become their favourite pastime now that they can no longer amuse themselves by herding the chickens and geese hither and thither.
Despite the gung ho attitude of the farmer man, this was the only bale which suffered any damage.
And it elegantly fell apart when Lester tried to shift it, but fortunately it was a straw bale,
so we scooped the loose straw up and put it into the sheep and cow barns.
I am sure that the sheep and cows will thoroughly enjoy their new bedding.
A few sunny days forecasted ahead, which should give the bales time to dry out after the soaking they had today.
And saying 'bye for now'.