Ey! Today I’ve really been a farm girl! Finally!
Started of with a visit to the sugar canes. There are a million fields around us here and this is the plant where you make sugar from.
This is the seed. You use this only to plant new sugar canes.
The ones you actually harvest are without the top seeds. So you want to harvest them before the seed grows. Then again there might be a few different sorts of sugar canes.
They are pretty high and sort of remind me of corn fields but more compressed.
Went on a tractor ride to see how they cut them on the field.
A tractor with a double trailer on the back follows the harvest machine parallel. You’ve all seen a tractor but have you seen anything like this?
Photo taken from the tractor
There are so many cutting things, spinning around simultaneously it is mad! Pretty cool to see this thing live 🙂
Thanks Gordy, Charlie and James for the rides!
First lesson of the day is done.
Now it was time to get my hands dirty. The Irish girls have now been here 3 months doing their farm work in a dairy farm. Tonight is their farewell party at the pub.
So me and Charlotte went to their place to see what they do and give them a hand. First they chased the cows in because it was milking time 🙂
This is the big tank which is filled up later.
The cows come in on both sides next to one another and from behind you place the suckers, yes that is their true name I asked, to their nipples.
Tada! First it is pumped in to this clear little tank and then the milk is transferred to the big one above.
These girls do a tremendous job! It really looks Luke a lot of fun, if only the house on the farm was nice too.
Some baby calves were curious what I was doing around them.
Left this place with a big smile. Felt like a little kid again!
Who has seen the movie Van the man? Well I now have met a dog with the same size of balls…..
Guess what….it’s Friday again and I need to wash off some of that cow shit. A lot of learning today. Time to get drunk…ehm…I mean partying!