How quickly the days fly by. I have had visitors P and D staying and there has been no chance to put on a blog. But that doesn't mean that nothing has been happening.
First of all, on Thursday, the farmer went with his niece to a sale of Blue-faced Leicester sheep. They are not the prettiest of sheep but she loves them. This morning she has e mailed me a photograph of her favourite in the flock - Nellie Noonah - she says that the photographs shows all she loves about the breed.
I hope I have saved the photograph and I hope that when I have finished this blog I can put it on to the post for you to look at Nellie Noonah. Time will tell.
On Friday, after my friends came to lunch, we went down to Masham - only a distance of about twelve miles, and home to the Black Sheep Brewery. We were hoping to go on a tour of the Brewery, but the tour was full. But we did have a magnificent view of the village and the church sitting amongst the early Autumn colours. And we did then go into the village to visit the lovely old-fashioned sweet shop which I think is magic. I always resist the temptation to buy anything but just to look at the lovely colours in enough.
Then on Friday evening we had a meal to gether with Dominic (made out of words...)and his wife. The six of us had intended to go out for a meal but the logistics of fitting the going out around Dominic's teaching and
the first episode of Strictly Come Dancing proved too complicated, so we ate at home in a relaxed manner. We had to suffer the stings and arrows of Dominic's scorn that we watched Strictly, but our backs are broad and they went home before the first episode began.
This morning we had a drive into Richmond, a stroll round the shops and the market and a cup of coffee in The Station Coffee House. Them we ate all the bits left from last night's meal, with the exception of the garlic bread which I threw to the hens - will the eggs taste of garlic I ask?
To end on a funny story - my friends, who are partners, are of different political persuasions. P, who is Conservative, is very musical and plays in various semi-professional music groups. One of these groups is a Saxophone Quartet and they were asked to play recently at the local Conservative Association dinner.