The wounds are still raw

It is now 7 days since the double whammy of one farm being covered in flood water and the other the scene of a spine chilling tractor accident. Read the original post here

Today is the day that the tractor recovery session begins

We got off to an early start with the sun shining, the birds singing and some very VERY fit people braving the Clover Hill mountain on their bikes.


I was exhausted just watching them


By 7 o’clock the team of experts were in place.


By 7.30 everyone was starting to get very nervous with the recovery truck now bogged and a second tractor called in to pull out the truck failing to do so.  


That then required more machinery to un-bog the truck

Nick was starting to think we should call the whole thing off and Michael and I were quick to agree. A quick call to our insurance broker and he was on the scene. After a long conversation with the recovery team we were assured this was a piece of cake compared to the places these experts often find themselves in such as recovering semi trailers that had gone over cliffs. So we reluctantly agreed to let the process continue and we all busied ourselves doing whatever it took to keep our minds off the task at hand and let the experts handle it.


We were all very relieved to see 4 hours later not only had the tractor returned to the top of the hill so had the gator which had been bogged at the bottom of the hill with the tractor for 7 days.

So the next trick was driving a tractor with one operational tyre onto the tow truck.


Its soon became obvious backwards wasn’t going to work


Finally the tractor is loaded


As you can imagine a lot of people will be very pleased when that tractor incident is just a faded memory

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

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