The first clue that I had that my neighbours were about to make their second cut of silage
was the mower arriving...
on Tuesday afternoon
so I went up
to my bedroom window to take a photo!
Yesterday afternoon the harvester arrived
Then the trailers....
and they were....off!!
I enjoyed watching them working.......
and seeing the harvest coming in....
in such good conditions.
and I remembered when we were farming......
hubbie out early..
milking the cows before going to fill and grease
the equipment ready to start
I would be preparing food
to the workers in the fields.
I would usually have a hot meal
available for them when they finished work (sometimes at 11pm!)
Sometimes, if we were shorthanded,
I would be driving one of the tractors and trailers collecting the grass
and taking it back to the silo
The silage making would take nearly 2 weeks
with the machinery we had then....
Now it's done in days!
Then.. I had a young family
as well as taking Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal holiday makers to help out with the budget!
We didn't have contractors
just my husband and our farm workers
It was hard workbut we enjoyed it...
I made myself a pot of tea
and went to sit in the garden room
with a cup of tea
and some Scottish shortbread biscuits...
I could hear..
the drone of the machinery
and my memories were so sweet and poignant
I wrote this post especially for Nancy...
and thinking of her rural journal!