The weather - apart from the occasional heavy downpour - has allowed me to get out and about on my trusty Tramper - the fields around me will be ploughed up soon - so its lovely to get round all the ‘stubble’. So we have been bumping our way all around them going from wheat stubble to oat to oil-seed rape. They have all been combined and the straw baled. Each field is a different shade of gold. Wheat and Oat being the best - Lots of tractors and trailers are gathering the different size bales.The straw is sold ‘on the field’ so the different purchasers have to load and collect it themselves - so there are several different types of tractors and trailers for the different size bales. l know that wheat straw is best for ‘animal bedding’ as oat straw is very scratchy and barley too soft. But l do not know what they use the rape-seed straw for its very stiff scratchy stuff - shall have to ask the tractor driver about it. l suppose it could be chopped up and added to animal feed for bulk - or even used for fuel. Roxy [ my dog] enjoyed running along beside me and then having a dip in the pond to cool off. She will sleep for hours now.
l have probably gone further on my scooter then l would have managed if ‘able-bodied’ - so my life does have some ‘up sides’.
And it does exercise me as well - balancing the handle-bars - and keeping it steady with my legs - as l do speed along and bump up and down banks etc. Bit like a scramble bike. [Not to mention the workout my busty substances get with all the bump and grind]
Now l shall take dear Bruno out for a slow plod round the grassy paddock - as he does not like to be left out.
The ‘chicks’ now 4weeks old - are growing fast - lots of adult brown feathers. The one l named Polly - is now called HP - as she likes to perch up higher then the others. So she is now HP - Hire Purchase. They rush up to me and l can easily pick them up - they must think l am their mum.