When the Wheels Stop Turning

28th March 2020

Wheel clipart“Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?” Jack London


This weekend over on Weekly Prompts my partner GC and I have chosen Wheels as our Saturday Challenge.


Little Wheels

York at Christmas – Little wheels on a VW, I’m assuming it was a camper van in a previous life.


Hopefully, the neighbours lower down the lane didn’t notice me spying on them from behind my trees with my long lens! Love the yellow wheels, good piece of kit, but what is it?

Tractor Wheels

Due to the heavy rain this year, this is the first time there’s been any machinery on my land since before Christmas. More yellow wheels and we’re going up in size!

Big Wheel Darley MillsNow this is more like it –  The Water Wheel at Darley Mills, a former 17th century corn mill in the village of Darley, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. Following the closure of the corn mill, it became a visitor attraction with a restaurant and gift shop. A few months after I took this photograph, the grade two listed mill closed down.

© SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Weekend Challenge Wheels from Weekly Prompts


20 thoughts on “When the Wheels Stop Turning

    1. I don’t know, I was hoping someone could tell me!
      My first thought was that it looked expensive and new, then I wondered if they’d bought it or hired it. Being confined at home has turned me into a proper nosey neighbour!
      They had a bonfire nearby and appeared to be burning branches from trees. It was the smell of the bonfire spoiling a sunny spring afternoon that alerted me to their presence. Thank you, Andrew.

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  1. Quite a poignant title for this week Sue 🙂
    “The Water Wheel at Darley Mills”, I was just going to say how I would like to visit that, then I saw the “A few months after I took this photograph, the grade two listed mill closed down.” 😦
    Take care,

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    1. I think I spend more time thinking about titles than I do thinking up content!
      Yes, such a shame it closed down, we used to visit a couple of times a year, they often had the wheel working too.
      Thank you, Ken.

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  2. As always, a great post, Sue. I just noticed that most of the farm machinery around here are blue, the tractors etc whereas yours are green. I know in car manufacturing different areas of the country prefer different colours. I’m waffling. I have no idea what the first machine is, but I’m sure it’s very useful. I have spent hours watching the tractors here when they wrap the bales of hey in black plastic, I find it fascinating.

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    1. I love watching that too. I always get cross in the summer when I come home and find they’ve already done the fields over the lane! One day I might get my photographs!

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    2. I never noticed that, then again it’s a long time since I was in Wales! Someone up the road has an orange tractor.
      We used to have a really old little grey Fergie, so cute. I sold it after Graham died.

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  3. Murphy's Law

    Great quote for your prompt! The world could certainly use a ‘reverse gear’ now!! Love the way the cows are gathered round the farm equipment checking it out. How sad that the water wheel has been closed down. That must’ve been fun to watch.

    Keep being a ‘nosey neighbor’ Sue, if it means you’ll keep getting these great photos to share with us. If your neighbors call you out, you can blame it on us!!

    Rainy weekend here. Hope yours is warm and sunny.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Hello, Ginger. It’s a chilly Saturday, So the morning coffee outside with son Joss (3 metres apart) was a quick one today. Cows are like me… nosey!
      Thank you Ginger 🙂


    1. Oh, thank you. In that case they could own it, they converted a field into garden. They did have a ride on mower and are definitely not short of money! Thank you for that 🙂

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