Remember me saying that harvesting is a stressful time for farmers who are watching the weather and hoping to avoid the inevitable breakdowns.......when the sun shines it is all hands to the deck and hoping that the rain stays off, until the crop is brought in.
Remember the photos of my two youngest boys in the cab with big huge smiles.
Well yesterday marked the second day of harvesting our winter barley, but it did not all go quite according to plan.
Thankfully our neighbour and my hubby managed to jump out of the cab, but there was no time to save the combine. From the garden where the boys and I were, we heard some massive 'boom' noises which were the fuel tank and tyres blowing, followed by plumes of thick black smoke.
The fire brigade arrived quickly and dowsed the burning field and combine, but unhappily it was already too late.
What a difference a day makes! I am so thankful that everyone is safe and well........but feel so sad to see the state left behind.