Hmmmmm... Dunno. I reckon that men are more eager impulse buyers / "half price sale" shoppers than women. At least that has been my experience of RMan. No one, and I mean, no one, can rein RMan in when the temptation is there LOL
As we have been looking for a tractor, I get pending farming equipment auction notifications e-mailed to me. Before we went to the farm last weekend one such mail arrived. A farmer is retiring and the auction featured some farm equipment which seemed to be just what we were looking for. But viewing days were Monday and Tuesday, and obviously we were still on the farm on those days. However, RMan didn't forget, and on Wednesday morning he piped up, "So, are we going to the auction today?" What - it's across town and I've got so much work to do, plus three loads of clay encrusted washing to shove into the machine before the predicted rain later in the week!
So RMan and RSon toddled off to the auction on their own...
What did they buy...?
They didn't get a tractor, but they did buy a table wood saw, an auger (for digging holes for our trees), another (spare) 5KvA generator...
|These will certainly help transport the rain water|
from the roof to our water storage tanks...
... wooden planks (which will come in very useful), some gabion baskets...
... a couple of cupboards for our kitchen and one for the future bedroom(s) and quite a few wooden pallets, which I will probably turn into wooden fencing and / or use in the construction of my compost area LOL
I have big plans for the excess gutters... But I'll tell you about that another time.
Oh, and RMan (clever man) also managed to find...
... a ride on lawnmower. Why would we need that?
|The grass is so high it's almost concealing the caravan|
|I love this type of grass, so delicate and light,|
wafting in the slightest breeze
|Even the area between the rows of lemon trees is|
being submerged by the growth
Then I reckon the first order of business is going to be the trimming of that high grass in the vicinity of the house, and then perhaps a zoom around the perimeter of the farm to cut a firebreak of sorts.
Well, I guess buying at an auction is a brilliant form of recycling, and if it's going to help us finish building the house and help in the garden, can I really complain?
Nope. I reckon they did good LOLOLOLOL