Ed’s concerned about the paddock. The docks, nettles and brambles (a recent discovery) are all really hard to get rid of once they take hold and are turning the paddock into impenetrable bush. If we don’t cut them back our plan for a wild flower meadow will never come to anything.
We’ve been discussing getting a couple of goats (Ed had them when he was growing up) or finding someone with a shetland pony (we’ve seen some in a field near here and I’ve been asking around) but we still haven’t managed to sort anything out. So in desperation Ed started on it this morning with the strimmer.
It was looking like an extremely long day – the paddock is 2 acres – when Mr C turned up like a knight in a shining tractor. It took him, his tractor and his mower less than an hour to do the whole lot. We owe him dinner.
While we don’t have any animals and I’m sure Mr C has better things to do, we need to find another solution. A new tractor is out of the question so Ed’s now intent on trying to fix the mower attachment for the mini-tractor that the previous owners left us. It’s rusting away in the grass – and looks like it’s been there for years. It seems he can turn his hand to anything as he’s already re-modelled the rotting trailer (also abandoned in the grass) so hopefully he can work some magic on the mower too…