But this year not only do have the mighty machine (and a shiny new tractor), but a big new silage pit!
On Sunday evening James headed out with the (same old) mower and Henry gave the pit a final sweep. It looked very empty.
As ever we started cutting in the Teapot Field, so it was handy for the photographer.
I don't venture far into the field, so you can't really see how much grass there is. A lot apparently. But our Man in the Field took this.
James finished mowing about 10.30 pm, and next morning Henry started scaling.
Late afternoon there was a loud beep from a tractor horn - a signal that I was to rush to the usual spot and take a photo of "rowing up".
And this year there is no waiting for the contractor, so James wasn't far behind . . .
. . . .putting the first grass in the new pit.
But it didn't all go according to plan; despite the BBC Weather Forecast and our seaweed promising a fine evening, we were struck by a heavy localised shower, So it was a relatively early night.
Things are almost going to plan today (a slight two hour stoppage re a broken link), but grass continues to come in.
Then it's back for more . . .
Don't forget - you can watch an action packed video from last year