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Farming the land in the Autumn Volume 1




We down to the bottom of the Ards peninsula and west looking for one of John Dan O Hare's combines,which was hard at work on a 1000 acre estate outside the little town of Portaferry.His son Danny was driving it,cutting 400 acres of barley and wheat with his New Holland combine and 17ft header when he had finnished,he had to catch the ferry across to Strangford to save him an eighty mile journey by road.When he got of the Ferry he made his way through the beutiful countryside and on through Downpatrick and Castlewellanand then to the yard,which took two and a half hours.

On one of the journeys down south we called at Country Crest at the Hoey farm to see what they were working at and we met up with Cahal and Karl,who were starting to spray some of the crops.They had just taken pocession of a new Challenger Rogater 5000litre trailed sprayer,which was pulled by a Fendt 820 and it also had a 30m boom.

Things were going well in Athy Co Kildare at Roger Perry's farm as they were hard at work with two of their three Combines cutting the harvest.It was all hands on deck on this beautiful day and as Roger works with everything New Holland ,even the bailer that came into the field was New Hoilland, alovely sight to see in this part of the country straddling the border with Co Kilkenny.

It wouldn't be complete if we didn't call with John Dan O Hare,at his yard up in Co Down,and what a stroke of luck as John Dan and all his family were getting seven of his nine Combines ready for cutting the next morning as a lot of his customers were looking for him to cut their crops the next morning while the weather stayed fine.So now he will take them down the road to cut some of his oiwn fields first and check that every machine is cutting .What a lovely sight to see all this activity in one field.Quite a number of people came along to see this unusual sight.

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