This is what we would call a "Euro". I think in some areas of Australia it would be called a "wallaroo". Basically it is about half way between a kangaroo and wallaby in size. For overseas readers - a wallaby is a smaller stockier type of kangaroo. Anyway - this one today was more than happy to sit up and pose for a photo. Very obliging wildlife on The Farm.
Our next stop was a close inspection of the heavy machinery we have currently hired to undertake some "clean up" and other heavy jobs around the farm. Basically we are flattening some areas and clearing rocks etc. The Farmer gets very excited about things like loaders. I must admit I don't always manage to conjure up quite the same level of excitement...
Here is a huge loader.
|Really Big CAT Loader With Small CAT Loader In Background|
Here is a huge dump truck.
|Really Big CAT Dump Truck|
We did all have a ride in the dump truck - Farmgirl was very excited and has named the truck "Mr Dumpy". We actually own a much smaller dump truck that we call "Daisy". She's getting a bit old though so we save her for the little jobs... The smaller loader in the background of the top picture is also ours. It is surprisingly useful when it comes to gardening.
I am sitting here struggling to come up with appropriate and interesting adjectives to describe such heavy machinery. So I have decided to write a haiku to make the words sound more exciting.
Big loader and truck
Yellow, heavy and dirty
Very useful gearMmmm - sounds a bit better. But not much.
Hope everyone has had a brilliant weekend.
Take care, wherever you are.