The word selected by Astrid this week is Farm. As we live opposite a small holding and then a couple of farms on the other side of the road from us and they are part of our daily view out of our window, I thought it may be appropriate to use photographs taken at different times of the year of 'our farms'.
Thursday, 8 April 2021
Astrid's Photo Scavenger Hunt -9 March 2021
I love the fields when they are this gorgeous shade of spring green. The farmer originally kept a few cattle and free range chickens on his field. One silly hen kept getting out and laying eggs in a clump of grass next to the path way. Only once did we see anyone pick up the eggs as they walked past. Most just ignored them.
When we have heavy rain a lake forms just beyond the old railway line. It is often covered with different water birds. Here the mist has come down as far as the canal and hidden Weets Hill in the background
Every year we watch the hay being made in the field. First cut, dried, then scattered again, then put into lines ready for the bailing machine that scoops it up and spits it out the other side in neat round bales. Eventually they are picked up again, wrapped in black plastic and left for collection to be taken to the farm yard.
It is with mixed feeling when the trees start to change to their beautiful autumnal colours. I love to see the change but know that summer is ending and winter is on its way.
Early morning autumn mist over the distant canal.
I just love to see the snow when it covers the farm fields and the hill beyond. One year when the farmer had just started keeping sheep in the field on his smallholding we were expecting heavy snow. So with the help of his teenage children he built a shelter for the sheep out of bales of straw and covered the top with a blue tarpaulin.
But the silly sheep just saw it as a huge supply of hay and started munching on it first on the outside, then they moved inside and were eating it there. The roof began to sag.
But I must say, in the farmers' defence, that we did have very heavy snow overnight.
The trees in our garden that same morning.
Well now off to see what everyone else has done. HERE is the link back to Astrid's site. Keep well and see you next week with The Colour Purple.