It's here ... in all it's glory ... Lovely Hubby's BIG purchase of the year .... his John Deere Series Two tractor. It's what I was referring to as his 'green' purchase in THIS post.
It's a big investment in our future and one that is already in use as I type, whizzing around the field and the paddock cutting all the grass and overgrown nettles while he gets the hang of this mini version of what he used to have.
His John Deere 3130, which he renovated and added to while we lived in Oxfordshire, which he sadly had to part with when we left Berkshire as it was just too big for the layout of our land here.
This new one is smaller, more compact and is much more suitable for our smaller patch of land here in North Wales. It has a grass cutting bed that can be added when we need it, with a collector as you can see in the top picture, as well as the front shovel shown in this one, it also has forks for the front to lift things, and a back box to carry things around the smallholding. This will really come into it's own when we have pigs again in the future for moving heavy loads of pig food around.
So ... lots of you were right, and Jane jumped in first with her plea for the mystery 'green thing' to be a John Deere tractor :-)
And yes ..... I'm still happy with my smaller purchase of two jugs!!