Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Torn tractor tyres...

The happy farmer is cursing. He discovered a stretch of fencing that needs to be fixed. He spent the morning battling away in hail storms fixing stobs into the ground. I helpfully suggested he leave the fence until the weather had calmed down. Not heeding my advice however, he promptly went out and set about locating a length of telegraph pole to use as a post for swinging the gate off. He was planning on using the loader on the front of the tractor to lift the pole onto the trailer to save his back, the mod cons of farming! However as he drove alongside the pile of poles, he did not see the sharp spike sticking out from one of the poles. The spike managed to rip the whole side out of the tractor tyre, hence the ‘cursing’.
At least the happy farmer will now get shelter from the storms as he heads off to Farmer T’s to get another tractor tyre, and then he can spend a happy afternoon fitting the new tyre in the comfort of his shed, shelter from the wild weather at last!!
Until next time....

12 comments:

bayou said...

That's typical farm life, isn't it! Every time there is something and never anything goes as it was planned. Good that at the end it can be fixed in a shed. It must be a big struggle to refix a wheel on a tractor, methinks.

Preseli Mags said...

Golly I can imagine how blue the air was after that incident! How annoying.

PS: Magical picture at the top of your blog.

jane said...

I see the cat is taking refuge Posie - are stobs as we say stakes? x

Milla said...

Goodness, that makes my foray into the rain to jab a few bulbs in look a bit low rent!

Bluestocking Mum said...

I find it amazing that you can get a jack strong enough to change a tractor wheel:)

xx

Jayne said...

One job leads to another, as they say. How does he get the tyre back? not the sort of thing you can just sling in the back of a jeep is it.

Fennie said...

Ahhh! What a tractor tyre costs I dread to think - or will the insurance pay? And yet the number of tractor tyres in apparently good condition that you see on dumps or used as swings or horse feeders amazes me. Do hope the damage is not too great. Worse things happen at sea.
I agree with PM, your header pic is magical.

Tattie Weasle said...

Well that's one way of making the Happy Farmer stay warma nd fdry though a little drastic :)

Mother Hen said...

When I opened your blog page, I was blown away by your picture. You have a great eye, it's stunning.

Good luck with the farming-

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