Sunday, 26 November 2017

Malton to the moors

A sort of vlog returning from Malton last week with pickup and trfailer

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Tree stump removal

This Ash tree was planted about 1980 and has been coppiced at least three times - and needed doing again- but the adjacent makeshift barrier of sleepers and heavy tin sheets was put up in the early 1970s and way past its best.
So unfortunately the tree needed o go to allow proper foundations for a new block wall..
This needs to be substantial, as it forms part of cattle yard boundary and is on the way to the handling race area so cattle can be inclined to try anything to avoid going down there if so minded.

My own mini-digger cut through a lot of the roots but could not move it so this JCB was borrowed for a couple of hours.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Wool collection day

This is the annual central pick up point - it goes of to Bradford I think. Usually some time in October, it was a stormy day but we were lucky it was dry for a couple of hours.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Dumper rebuilding project

This seemed to come about in a very haphazard way with an attempt to stop fuel and oil leaks accidentally immobilising it - then leading to a full engine rebuild which took several weeks with various parts sent away for refurbishment!
The result is a machine almost good as new and it has started immediately with very little smoke since this first firing up.

It was registered in 1986/87 and will have had quite a hard life.
Basically a simple robust machine which should be good for another 30 years with care.


Loading muck after second cut

This pile was built up through last winter, but it's largely silage waste from ring feeders now well rotted down.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Miliking Parlour roof update

Progress has been quite slow with slating as it's not a job for frosty damp or windy days and roof is more or less weatherproof so no rush.
LED 'fluorescent' lights were installed yesterday and they are quite impressive - brighter than comparable size old type and come on instantly.
Not qute sure how reliability will be long term at this stage.
It sounds like some people have had about 10% fail in the first few weeks then remaining units seem OK.




(new) Mavic Pro aerial shots.