As I mentioned earlier, it is time to get slashing. Tania the energetic has been on the tractor, driving it like a woman possessed, and has made things look much much tidier, but sadly at a cost. Poor old tractor gave up some whiffs of smoke on Thursday and went into a sulk. It couldn't be started. Tania rang to tell me the sad news, and I rang our good neighbour, John the tractor mechanic. He was able to get it going again, and took it over to his place. It appears it is something to do with the clutch. He is going to replace some plugs or something and I'll pick it up from his place tomorrow. I am reluctant to put the slasher back on as I fear it is all too much for the poor old tractor. We had the clutch replaced at considerable cost 18 months ago. I am hanging on to win Lotto. How nice it would be to have a 4 WD tractor with a sound proof cab and reliable hydraulics that never broke down.
On the good news front I was able to put a super on the bees yesterday - numbers have finally built up, and it is warmer. Lots of bees are clustering round the entrance, and most are coming in with pollen from the capeweed. Fingers crossed we will get some honey before too long.