We had trouble the last couple of days with our cow getting out. We had her behind a single strand of polywire, and for the past several months hadn’t bothered to electrify it because she behaves so well. Well, the inevitable happened, and she figured out that the electric was off, so she went visiting her son down the road. The third time, our landlord’s son found her and told us. He came over this morning to help the boys figure out the problem (they had tried unsuccessfully, yesterday, to hook up her wire). A stretchy gate had broken just a bit, which made it not able to conduct current. While he was here, he told the boys about an accident that happened just down the road, possibly yesterday. A huge Claas combine rolled in a paddock of barley! The driver had just finished harvesting, unhooked the header, and was going out of the paddock. When the boys were finished fixing the electric fence for the cow, they went to see the combine. Our oldest boy took a camera, and I thought I’d share some of the pictures he took. By the way, the owner, who was driving, reportedly escaped unhurt.

This combine was used two years ago to harvest the paddock beside our house.

This combine was used two years ago to harvest the paddock beside our house.


The boys say that it rolled from the edge of the field, in the middle of the left side of this photo.

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About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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