Damn Nosey Farmers!

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Claas CombineDriving back from Ramsay yesterday evening, I spied tell-tale dust coming from the side of the road near Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire. A combine was working away on a field of Winter Barley. The straw was in neat rows behind, all ready for the baler and a tractor and trailer waited in the gateway to empty the grain tank. The combine, made in Germany by Claas, had rubber tracks where the front wheels are normally found, to alleviate compaction of the soil by this heavy machine. I just had to stop with my camera…

“Oh sh*t,” I said,
“Watch the road,” she said,
“They’re cutting!” I said,
“Watch the road,” she said,
“But they’re combining!” I said,
“Watch the road,” she said,
“I must stop the car,” I said,
“Watch the road,” she said,
“Where’s my camera?” I said,
“Damn nosey farmers!” she said.

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