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Inter-village tug-of-war

Yesterday was the now annual inter-village tug-of-war between Otterford (which encompasses Bishopswood) and Buckland St Mary.  It was a glorious sunny day so we were lucky in that department.

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Unfortunately there was also cricket going on in Buckland so some people didn’t turn out for the tug-of-war and the Buckland team were a bit short on the ground.  Neil went along and eventually they just evened the teams up with the men who turned out to make it fairer.

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Neil was sensible enough to wear gloves so he had could contact with the rope.  The position they had chosen to do the tug-of-war was on a slight hill and what kept happening was that the team pulling down hill always won.  So in the end they called in a draw!!

Then we sat on the grass in the sunshine having a BBQ and drinking home made elderflower cordial,  lovely!!

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Making “Swiss rolls” in the fields

There was a lot of noise the other day in the field right by our garage.  The farmer had cut all the grass down and had brought his tractor in to bale it up.  It was quite ingenious.  This tractor drove over the cut grass and pulled the grass up and and formed it into a bale and then shot it out the back.

The field behind our garage

Next another piece of machinery comes along, picks up the bale and shrink wraps it in black plastic.  This is clever stuff, it just winds the black plastic all round the bale and then shoots it off into the field.

The black plastic wrapping machinery

The two tractors worked right across the field until all the cut grass was baled up and wrapped in black plastic to protect it.  You can see all this from the guest bedroom window.

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