Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Raking Hay...

All in a day's work.

We have this big barn on our property that really is just a great place to store stuff. Fortunatley the previous owner left everything as is, that is all his furniture, some farming utensils, cutlery items and cut wood. We recycled a lot of his stuff and used it in our house. It felt good to recycle and also saved a lot of money.

Part of the barn was filled with a pile of old, spider infested hay. We knew that it had to go, but we were procrastinating.

It is not so easy as it was in South-Africa to throw stuff out. Everything has to be separated and not everything is collected by the Rubbish Trucks. The big items have to be taken to the dump, where you pay per weight. Once a month, the community gives us the opportunity to throw big items out free of charge (such as building materials, old furniture, metals etc.).

Anyway, at the edge of our village is a place to throw out grass cuttings. Well yesterday was the day to finally tackle the Hay..

Armed with a pitchfork, cap and long sleeves we started. Just seeing all those spiderwebs gave me the creeps but there was no one else to do it. We had to do three trailer loads full and as luck would have it, it was another sweltering day. But it is now done.

It feels and looks so much better now. Bob and I are wondering why we don't do things straightaway.

So maybe there is hope for us...