Maize by happypat

Maize

We’ve had so much rain this last few weeks but today they have started picking up the maize crop.
Making a bit of a mess & they have a tractor at the back ready to push if they get stuck.
They are using the gate that leads along our lane so there is a lot of mud...very unhappy neighbours but they are using a scraper to try & remove the worst of it!

Quite a dark photo but quite late in the afternoon when I took it.

Three good things:
1. The engineer has been to look at the internet reception. He’s tweaked something & it does seem marginally better so fingers crossed I will be able to check out your photos again!
2. I’ve booked a flight to NZ. Our DIL is visiting next week to see her parents so I’ve decided to go back with her for a couple of weeks....will be lovely to see the little boys! Last saw them in June last year.
3. Out for a coffee with my cinema friend. Her little grandson Charlie who has been so ill with his brain tumour is appearing on Good Morning with Philip & Holly on Thursday morning. He’s having more chemo next week.
Muddy wet time of year..we off to Florida In Nov see Tom and his family. ..not seen since Libby's wedding last may...baby Cosette will be three in December! How you doing...we to have had trouble with our internet.after BT bring here 3 ,hours or do on sat all is ok now .xxx
October 15th, 2019  
Beat the farmer is pleased to be able to get that crop off .. unfortunate that it is making a mess but needs must ..
Oh exciting that you are coming over for a quick trip .. I often think about Charlie and wondering how he is doing .. give his Nana a hug from me it is tough on the surrounding family as well ..
October 15th, 2019  
@julzmaioro Thanks Julz, I will. Tell you all story when I see you....will try & catch up while I’m over but spending most of the time at Ants in Taupo but hopefully we can pitch a day for a coffee at end or beginning of visit. Arriving 10th Nov & leaving 26th Nov. Have a think about it.
October 15th, 2019  
@brennieb oh good for you Brenda...something to look forward to...seeing the babies is so important...always frightened they will forget us when so young! We are all goi g out next March fir wedding so I’m being very indulgent but what the heck!
October 15th, 2019  
It looks such a dull and dismal day with of mud around ! They will be glad to get the crop safely gathered in ! Nice to see here again on 365. and a trip down under arranged soon .I am sure you are looking forward to see all the family there ! Shall try to watch the prog tomorrow morning ! :)
October 15th, 2019  
November is just next month! Great to see farming work going on for farms and not for subdivisions! Nice to know DIL is still so much in touch!
October 15th, 2019  
you do good story telling with your pictures Pat
October 15th, 2019  
Have a good trip !
October 15th, 2019  
@maggiemae We have two DIL Maggie!!
October 15th, 2019  
@phil_howcroft Thanks Phil...I try! Sorry am trying to catch up with commenting!
October 15th, 2019  
@beryl Thursday Beryl!
October 15th, 2019  
Bep
Busy times for farmers.
Enjoy your trip!
October 15th, 2019  
@happypat Ooh !! thanks , got muddled with my days !
October 15th, 2019  
Oh dear.....not great weather for the farm activities.
How lovely to have a trip to look forward to and company for your journey. XX
October 15th, 2019  
Nice capture! They are working late!
October 16th, 2019  
Looks good and muddy
October 16th, 2019  
Makes it hard work for harvesting when the ground is so wet. Great that you are getting to see the grandsons for a couple of weeks.
October 16th, 2019  
Thanks for sharing
October 16th, 2019  
How lovely to have that trip to look forward to after your recuperation! Wonderful treat.
Yes, this really does sum up how wet it has been lately.
October 16th, 2019  
Farmers become experts at dealing with the weather I imagine.
October 16th, 2019  
It does look like dull weather.
Hope you have a lovely holiday in NZ.
Sorry to hear Charlie isn't yet out of the woods.
October 16th, 2019  
I love to watch crops being harvested. I find the mechanisation fascinating.
October 16th, 2019  
Hard work for them. Have a great trip.
October 16th, 2019  
Charlie will be in my prayers. Sad when cancer strikes but even more when a child. Enjoy your trip.
October 16th, 2019  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments. Meant to post again today but our little visitor cat has gone home tonight so never got round to doing it.
Lots of complaints about the state of our road today...the neighbours aren’t a happy bunch but the farmers are trying their best to keep it clean! One of the rare downsides of living in the country that some don’t understand !
Charlie has had a reoccurrence of his brain tumours in recent months....one operation & lots of treatments, it’s hard going for them all after the initial promise of potential cure. It’s affected him quite badly I’m afraid.
October 16th, 2019  
@happypat I am terribly sorry to hear that about young Charlie. Sending so so much love to the wee fella and all his family and friends ❤️
October 16th, 2019  
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