And so Aurelie got a crash course on tractor driving by our foreman, Dean. And around and around and around in circles she went, challenged each time on the South-bound lap by Kobe, Kobe-White-Face and Bruiser (the moos)... until she ran low on fuel. So, she parked the tractor by the gate and left the machine there until the morning.
And in the morning, as we approached the tractor with our cans of fuel, I recognized that we were approaching a crime scene.
Moos. It had to be Moos.
Our very own 3-Bell Moos, I suspected, had taken Matters into their own cloven hooves and, to the best of their ability, disemboweled The Machine.
Motive? Revenge: the grass was finally recovering from the last assault on it by this green-skinned monster!
John Deere is now fully operational, but still in quarantine.