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!