Making Use of the Ponies

This week the ponies have actually been earning their keep.

Our lawn mower broke and the grass needed cutting.  There is a shortage of hay in the UK this year so we have been trying to make the best use of the grass we can.  Therefore, the ponies became living lawn mowers.

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Of course, I couldn’t just leave them to get on with it as there is a drop at the edge of the grass and I had to make sure they didn’t try to jump down.  Besides, I didn’t want them tearing up the lawn!

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I had a lovely time sat out with a book and enjoying the ponies’ company.  It is something I would thoroughly recommend, although I did get rather chilly!

A Different Kind of Horsepower

The fields have been getting to the point where they needed topping again and this weekend we had a window where the grass was actually dry enough to do so.  My Dad started off but got a little stuck in some soft ground so I had to help push him out.  It turned out I was not strong enough and I ended up driving while he pushed.

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After that I just carried on because it’s actually quite fun when you don’t get to do it very often!

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I’m not the best grass cutter in the world but I did a good enough job and enjoyed it too so I call that a success.  Obviously the real horse power is best though!