Then I rather forgot about it as I haven't been down that part of the gardens, and yesterday I finally got round to moving it into the shed. Bless it, it started first pull of the cord. That's the kind of machinery I like.
Sunday, 31 January 2010
We are scarcely mechanised here. It would be good to have a small tractor and trailer at least for moving materials and muck and compost about the place, but otherwise there's not much we need apart from the obligatory grass cutting and clearing kit because we grow like a garden rather than a large field. Patches have to be ploughed up and cultivated once, thereon in it's manual labour as things develop at different stages and half of the ground is permanently planted. I do dream of a very large rotovator sometimes for turning over the annual beds in spring but instead make do for now with my old Titan treasure that my mother passed on to me. 50 years old or so it is stalwart, sturdy and reliable. I used it last autumn to rotovate before planting the tulip bulbs, then it got very very wet and claggy and we were hectic and poor old Titan got left on the field, wrapped in a tarpaulin that got blown away in one of the storms, then the machine got half buried in snow before it was re-wrapped with many apologies.