Automowers at work

The weather has not been too amazing over the last couple of weeks. Jolan got two baby chicks for AgDay and a few days later got a little duckling dropped off too, a rescue from a cat. So now the 3 birds are sharing the warm box in the living room. Other than that, life goes on as per usual, the paddocks are wet so Tatjana set up a geofence around the house to keep to automowers out. Now the automowers are busy mowing the grass and the weeds around the house – so satisfying to watch.

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