Monday, 23 Jul 12 Cloudy 30°C / 86°F
I consider it a good agreement: my neighbor mows the meadows and we give the hay to him.
So in these sunny days Sandro (railwayman to make a living, farmer as a vocation), using a BCS mower manufactured over 50 years ago but kept in good repair and an old baler, has cut the hay, then has raked it (with our help), made small square bales (his daughter was driving the tractor) and perfectly cleaned the slopes. Just before a rainstorm.
It has been pleasing raking the hay together while chatting. Luckily I do have some good neighbors too!
1 working together
2 the old BCS mower
3 raking the slopes
4 Sandro and his baler
5 my neighbor’s daughter driving the tractor
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