Despite the harsh weather, Greeves is coming along slowly. This is him with Lily. Lina is still highly possessive although she is not keen on him feeding and I don't think there is much, if any, milk there. He is a very good hay eater though! Today has been my first day on my own since before Christmas as Carl had over a week off and Sam has been around in the afternoons. Up until now I have been able to yell if the poo picker and the Mule got tangled up together or fuel ran out or I got stuck in the mud so I approached the field clearing with a little trepidation! However, I am pleased to say all went well with all fields cleared, no animals escaping whilst I negotiated gateways and refueling accomplished with only a minor spillage. There was one snag though - and I am convinced it is not my fault! I could not unhitch the Poo Picker from the Mule and on close inspection I feel this is due to the length of the tow bar on the Mule; it is too short making unhitching awkward. Tonight I shall ask Carl if he can make some sort of "Mule Extension"!
Now I have to go and create a birthday tea as it is Sam's 16th birthday (the highlight for him is filling in his application form for a provisional driving licence so he can take his tractor test!)