Santa rides a grader

This is what our cow track looked like after the floods a few weeks ago:

Track after the July floods

Track after the July floods

Thanks to the arrival of the grader, this is how it looks this morning!

Repaired cow track

After the grader!

The tracks – flood affected or not – have needed attention. Zoe and I had devised a game where we sang songs as the UTV bobbed over the corrugations and let our voices quaver.

The tracks were “good enough” though and we spent our farm budget on other things. The floods changed all that and, rather than spend tens of thousands of dollars on fresh gravel, we’ve taken the more conservative route of grading first, then seeing what else needs to be done in autumn.

For now, it feels like Christmas has come early. We practically glide along the tracks and can sing “Zoe Macdonald had a farm” at the tops of our voices without the slightest wobble!

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