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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Wednesday, 15 April 2020

WHAT A BIG ONE.

I caught the big machine before it left the yard this morning. The sun was a bit low and bright but not to worry.





A very impressive bit of kit. For those interested the forward drill is sowing fertiliser and the rear one malting barley. The green bit in the middle is a Fendt tractor, with a six cylinder Deutz diesel. The bloke driving it didn't get a clap.....He would have had he let me have a drive.

I have got the Perpetual thingy sorted, it all works now but I cheated a bit with the ball. I just increased it's size and I slowed down the fanlike bit to match the balls speed. I still have the red hub to do but will just try replicating the Ball nodes and see what happens. I can remember when I thought Photoshop Elements was hard. This stuff really challenges my limited intellect. Still it saves me spending all afternoon in the pub........Wait a minute!
The local Co-Op has excelled itself. All the normal stuff like food is directly opposite the door with bread and chilled goods to the right and other stuff like sugar, coffee tins to the left with milk, yoghurt and other similar things facing one on the far wall. I wandered in with my list of messages, I was really organised, had popped all the bread together and similarly grouped other stuff to avoid catching the Bat Flu and generally look as if I knew what I was doing. I did the heavy stuff first and turned into the bread and bacon aisle. There stood the lady that usually does the Postie counter. 
"STAY." 
She said.
"I'll get your bread and stuff from this area."
I asked why and she explained that the gap was too narrow to be safe for folk to help themselves. I said the other gap is identical in width and length. She agreed but explained slowly, as if to an idiot, that they hadn't enough staff to do both bread and tins. That's okay then I'll get Bat Flu whilst getting beans but be safe when buying bread. I suspect the small gene pool in Muchty is something to do with it. I got to the check out and perked up a treat. A new lassie and what a sight. Legs right up to her neck and long red hair down to her ti...chest. Drop dead gorgeous she was, no big black slugs painted above her eyes, just a few freckles or possibly cow spatter from the milking parlour. Perfect and cheerful with it which makes a change in the Co-Op. I fell in lust, Bev the hair cutter will struggle to take advantage of me when this is all over or possibly not. I can't afford to be picky at my age. 
Have fun.

12 comments:

  1. No wonder they can do 2000 acres about here with just two full time men. I remember the days when I rode on the back of the drill making sure the coulters ran. Now its all done from the cab and I don't suppose they have to look to see if the seed has run out. Glad you enjoyed yourself in the Co-op, I hope you managed to keep your distance at the check out while lusting over the cashier.

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    1. Rachel, It's all computer controlled. This machine is hired in but even the old one and the bailer are computer run from the cab.
      They have glass screens at the checkout now. It's like an Offy in Liverpool.

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  2. I just love it when Vintage Adrian pops up and writes a post from time to time. Thanks for the laugh (and the Big Machines).

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    1. Agnie, it is a wonderful place. It feels remote but it isn't very far to get stuff. Less than an hour to Perth and about the same to the M9.

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  4. A great bit of time saving kit. It's amazing what can be controlled from a tractor these days.

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    1. John, it is and amazing how reliable it all is.

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  5. That really is a big machine. What do they call the drivers these day? Surely they have a much grander title than tractor driver. Thanks for the laugh about your trip to the co-op.

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    1. Pauline. This driver is still a driver. He's called Russel.

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  6. Hi Adrian, That is quite the seeding machine, I've never seen one like that before. I see that you are as well as ever. Nice to chat with you again.

    Horst

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    1. Horst, there are many similar rigs round here but this is the largest I've seen.

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