Due to lack of 3G in this area I haven’t been able to update lately.
We spent 2 weeks out near Hyden (Wave Rock) 200+ k’s north east of here. We took 3 cutters (big mowers!), a fuel truck and numerous vehicles (plus our house) to vacant farm houses which made it easier for us to cook meals and for the boys to have rooms to sleep in.
B drove hay cutters and I was camp cook and chief bottle washer. I had plenty of subjects for photos (see galleries). Then we came back to this farm to cut hay. Now there are balers here so boys are carting the bales to the sheds from the paddocks. B had a go on the Tele-handler loading bales on the trucks (bit slow so left up to the younger guys!) and drives different trucks – good experience. Baling hay is all about the humidity – most baling work is done at night. Then the boys load and cart the hay early mornings till done.
We should be finished soon so we’ll head off on our next leg of our WA experience!
Hay ready for unloading at shed
The hay baler
Old machinery on Hyden farm
B took pic in cab of cutter
Jeda doing photo shoot at silos
Jeda having a cool off
B doing running repairs on cutter
I take Jeda for runs in paddocks
Our Ford on a -2 degree morning at Hyden
Beautiful sunrise in the wheatbelt
Day trip scored zillion bugs
Grevilleas on Hyden farm
Newly cut hay
View from cab at Hyden
Surprise flowers at Hyden
B working at Hyden
Baby budgies just hatched
9 new ducklings on farm
Old stove in a shack near Hyden
Rainbow at Hyden
Newly cut paddock Hyden
Silos at sunset
Tele Handlers ready for work
Our ‘house’ at farmhouse Hyden
Loading hay in shed
Cutter in paddock
Rainbow over silos & sheds