A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I've got a tow bar!!!!!!!!

Years ago 18 to be exact my friends husband and i went halfs on a trailor he had a tow bar i didnt ?? figure that.

Now i have one and theres no stopping me.

I bought a mangle for 1p on ebay and scales huge things for weighing spuds for £2.80 more scales these cost a tenner a belfast sink for £5 and any other huge things nobody else wants to move .

It's great fun especialy the reversing which i can't do, i have to leap out and do it by hand.

i've been to the tip twice and have more trips planned ie 2 old dishwashers and some bunkbeds and bundles of wire. all the things i'd stopped seeing laying around the place,isnt it amazing how unsightly things become invisible after awhile...

And I wonder is that what our grans thought of ,of their mangles..


  1. One day I will learn to reverse with a trailer. Always feel a bit dangerous when I know I can only go forward and ours is a bit big for hand reversing. I'll put it on the list.

  2. Oh, you are making me laugh with all this forward and backwards stuff.

    What treasure hunting awaits you!

    Thank you for your recent visit and comment. I know what you mean about certain views from certain shop windows.


  3. I am completely hopeless at reversing...without a trailer. Love the image of you having to hop out and move the trailer by hand.

  4. Never tried reversing - or even pulling a trailer. I have got a tow hook/bar though.

    Have got an inordinate amount of 'stuff' which probably would be hard to move...

  5. Sounds bonkers but I desperately need a mangle and can I find any?!!! Serioulsy impressed by your trailer driving I am hopeless then I get cross and stomp away. It's so unfair! Just think all the things I could do with a tow bar - for a trailer of course...honestly!