Cutting the grass in the bottom field

The grass in the bottom field as reached waist height and we really should have cut it before now.  With rain forecast for this weekend, it seems the right time for us to cut it.

We borrow a tractor and grass topper from a neighbour in the village which makes quick work of cutting the grass.  We do have to make two passes though as the grass is so long.  The slope on the bottom field also means that you need to mow up and down the slope (and definitely not sideways) otherwise there is a risk that the tractor might topple over.

A couple of hours work and the job is done!

We really should have cut this grass before now.  We really have let it get a bit long.  It is up to waist height.  There is nothing else for it, but to get the tractor and topper out!

We really should have cut this grass before now. We really have let it get a bit long. It is up to waist height. There is nothing else for it, but to get the tractor and topper out!

The grass was so long that we had to cut it twice.  This just made the task twice as long!  Still it looked much better once done.

The grass was so long that we had to cut it twice. This just made the task twice as long! Still it looked much better once done.

The guy riding the bike in the background has two paddles strapped to the top bar of his bike.  He cycled back a little later, but this time he had only one paddle strapped to his bike.  What happened to the other paddle?

The guy riding the bike in the background has two paddles strapped to the top bar of his bike. He cycled back a little later, but this time he had only one paddle strapped to his bike. What happened to the other paddle?

This always looks like good fun when someone else is doing it, but it isn't really.  There is too much of a slope on this field (although you can't see it in these shots) and it feels as if the tractor is going to topple over.  You can avoid this to a certain extent by mowing up and down the slope, but it still has its moments!

This always looks like good fun when someone else is doing it, but it isn’t really. There is too much of a slope on this field (although you can’t see it in these shots) and it feels as if the tractor is going to topple over. You can avoid this to a certain extent by mowing up and down the slope, but it still has its moments!

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