Some farmers have all the latest ‘Tac’, while others make do with what they got. That is not to say that they do not have the funds to get new tac, but some rather fix a problem, a part, or mend with baler twine where ever possible. Baler twine is what Hay and Straw is tied up with, and is pretty strong ol’ stuff, and very much like Gaffer Tape, if Bayler Twine has not fixed it, it just means that you have not used enough.
Old Blue is a local farmers tractor that should really be in the big farm in the sky, but the old boy is pretty much held together with twine, muck and Gaffer Tape.
He still runs though.
This tractor belongs to an old boy from Michaelchurch Escley and his Father used it before him.
They don’t make them like they used to…………..do they?