Monday, 5 December 2016

Mishap 2!

Another mishap this morning when the farmer appeared deshabile once more - standing there in just his shirt and underpants he said he had had another mishap.

While filling the tractor with tractor diesel (he was standing by it at the time), the tractor accidentally knocked the tap off the tank and diesel oil spilled all over him - coat, trousers, boots - the lot.

Hastily plugging the hole he dashed round to our neighbours (G was thank goodness in) he 'borrowed' a spare tank and G brought it round immediately.   The diesel was pumped into the new tank and then the farmer came in to assess the situation - thankfully leaving boots and coat outside.   The outside coat was assigned to a forthcoming bonfire, trousers, socks etc. were put straight into the washing machine.   At present the whole house smells of diesel oil, but other than that everything is back to normal - a new tap is fitted and the oil is back where it belongs.

Never an ordinary, quiet life on the farm!

21 comments:

Morning's Minion said...

When that sort of thing happens I am tempted to dig a hole and bury everything that has been soaked in diesel fuel. So hard to get the stench out--it wants to stay in the washing machine, hangs in the air.

donna baker said...

If it smells anything like propane, I bet you can still smell it.

Heather said...

Poor farmer, but at least he is all in one piece. The smell will get less noticeable, especially if you bake another Christmas cake!

A Heron's View said...

I quite like the smell of raw diesel actually and that all started from my years spent on boats.

Mac n' Janet said...

What a mess! The older I get the more messes I make, it worries me.

Librarian said...

What sort of tractor is it that can knock taps off? Maybe it needs sedating before refueling...
The bonfire will greatly benefit from a diesel-soaked overcoat, I bet!!
Like someone else suggested above, if you bake another Christmas cake, I am sure the smell of diesel in your house will soon be much less noticeable.

Derek Faulkner said...

Surely the next wash that you do in the machine will come out smelling of diesel. I would have done the same as Morning's Minion and binned all the smelly clothes.

jinxxxygirl said...

My goodness Pat you may never get rid of that smell.... Did it come out of his clothes??? Wow! At least no one was hurt... take care you two! Hugs! deb

John Gray said...

Bet he smells lovely!
Don't let him anywhere near your Christmas candles

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

oh dear lord, that sounds awful, I'd have been throwing up all over the shop! At least getting the bonfire going would have been an easy task.

Rachel said...

I know it well for most of my life. HGV fitters get covered in it and farmers. It soon goes. Get the stuff drying on the line outside. The washing machine will handle it.

Sue said...

I would have been tempted to burn the lot on the next bonfire .... but if we did that every time our men had an 'accident' they would be running round with no clothes by Christmas ;-)

I usually put all the dogs towels in the machine with some bleach after subjecting it to a diesel or creosote load.

Terry and Linda said...

Never never. Nothing ordinary ever. Terry always says, accidents happen because you are doing something! Which is usually the TRUTH!

Glad everything got put together a.s.a.p.!

Linda

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

This may sound odd, but the smell of diesel reminds me of my childhood over at my uncle's farm. Mind you, you likely don't want your house to smell like that! -Jenn

Cro Magnon said...

I hope your washing machine doesn't absorb the smell of diesel. My wife tried orange juice in her pastry yesterday for the first of our mince pies. Very good!

thelma said...

Still the Farmer was quick thinking enough to stop the diesel spill, the clothes are a minor distraction ;)

Elizabeth said...

What a nightmare!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Good tips here - so thanks everyone. Less of the smell about today I am thankful to say.

Virginia said...

So glad the Farmer managed to plug the hole. I'll bet cleaning it up would be difficult? I hope you get the smell out of the clothes - and washing machine - it is pervasive isn't it. I remember my brother ruining a good pair of boots with a spill form the big lawn mower, but that was probably petrol, or did they use kerosene back then? He was not popular, I do remember that!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

It's a good job you love the farmer. In identical circumstances some women would have tossed a lit match in their husband's direction.

Countryside Tales said...

That smell gets everywhere too!