More pictures than words for a change, you will be pleased to know!
The pictures are from a couple of weeks ago when we experienced a spell of exceptionally good weather for the time of year. A change in schedule and tasks for the morning sent me on a route down to the stable, barn and beyond the orchard. There are no real paths, I make it up as I go along, often guided by the dogs and where they want to go next and this is where they took me.
Click on the pics if you want a better view.
After dropping a fresh bucket of water off to the goats we walk through the orchard and look back at the barn. The patch on the left was cleared by the pigs last year and I have just planted 120 raspberry plants. Recently chopped branches sit on the blue tarpaulin to dry out a bit and also to stop them becoming overgrown and entangled with grass.
Jackie leads the way down the small wooded valley about a 1/4 mile away, we drop down and back up the other side. Dennis takes a breather!
Looking back its quite a climb and turning around we have quite a bit ahead, towards the rising sun.
Reaching a farmers track we have the option to head back towards the house, but instead we carry on away to the right and look down into the village below.
We walk on for a mile or so, over barren fields, when the sky is this clear you just know its going to be a good day.
As we reach the old council road the dogs decide it’s time to head home, or at least look to me for guidance. Zara decides to join us after looking for pheasants, or chasing deer.
We reach the ridge line and look back the way we have just walked and then turn towards to house, not long now before i get my brew 🙂