This is the muck spreader that was used to spread the muck from the sheep shed on to the fields to improve the grass and make it grow well.
I had realized I was a hen missing and feared that Mr Fox had had her for dinner
3 weeks later Mrs Black hen re-appears at the chicken run with her babies.
There are 11 all looking good and now in a brood box to keep them safe.
One of about 12 sculptures to be found in Slaley Forest a 5 minute drive from Rye Hill Farm, great place for walks with dogs or children.
At one time there were 5 tractors working in the field, The bales are very heavy, no way could you move them by hand but the tractors manage to pick up 2 at a time before they get wrapped in thin plastic to keep the air and weather out.
On Sunday the contractors cut our field of long grass for making into hay or silage to feed to the stock in winter. If the weather is right, dry and breezy we will make it as hay that does not need to be wrapped in black plastic to keep it usable.