Sunday I thought I could hear farm machinery so under a blazing Sun we went to have a look in the afternoon. Sure enough as we went down one of our favourite lanes I could see signs of activity through the entrance to one field:
Sneaking in the entrance there was the combine harvester in the distance making its way slowly towards us:
Just a little bit of video to show the beast at work as it reached the end of the field and turned. Hand held and a some wind noise in the first section:
Looks a lot of investment for something which is used for a short time each year though I believe some farms hire their use. A quick search showed used versions of this combine would cost in excess of $150,000 (in the US) depending on age, condition and extras fitted. When new in 2009 they sold for £150,000+ in the UK.
Monday looking at the fields next to the cricket field there is plenty more which looks ready:
It's going to be a busy few days and nights for some.
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